5 Million Newspaper Pages in Chronicling America!

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The Chronicling America website, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 5 millionth page.

The site now features 5 million pages from more than 800 newspapers from 25 states, including New Mexico. The site averaged more than 2.5 million page views per month last year and is being used by students, researchers, congressional staff, journalists and others for all kinds of projects, from daily podcasts to history contests. The news, narratives and entertainment encapsulated in the papers transport readers in time.

For example, The Tucumcari News of June 21, 1910 headline read, "Two New Stars on the American Flag" announcing President Taft's signing the bill granting statehood to New Mexico and Arizona.