Monday, July 21, 2014

1870 - The Bluff is Growing Smaller by Degrees

Public Ledger
May 9 1870
Chelsea is about to quit Memphis and join Raleigh. In a few months the two little towns will be connected by bands of iron, over which steam cars will continually run.  The Raleighans are to have a Mayor and Town Council in a few days, and we expect soon to see the Chelseans with a Mayor and Corporation of their own.  Fort Pickering has passed into the hands of the United States Tax Collector.  Verily the Bluff is growing "smaller by degrees and beautifully less."
Originally posted in the Public Ledger, May 9 1870.






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