Robert Earl Hughes was a tall, wall-eyed country boy who grew up in Missouri who became the heaviest human being alive, tipping the scales at over 1,041 pounds—that is, until July 10, 1958, when he was laid low by the… Continue Reading →
The Enquirer began publishing children’s letters to Santa Claus in 1902, but it didn’t last long. It restarted in the 1930s and became a tradition. Click any image to view it larger.
130 years ago this past week, Brook Bowman put out the first issue of the Bremen Enquirer. In his second issue, Nov 28, 1885, Bowman ran this review from the Plymouth Republican. Click the image to display a larger version.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of air mail service in the US—and in an effort to promote the service during the Great Depression—the US Postmaster General designated May 15-21, 1938, “Air Mail Week”. Campaigns were launched with local postmasters,… Continue Reading →