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Spirit of the Age Archive

  • Woodstock, Vermont
  • 18401913

About

A group from Woodstock, Vermont, who hoped for a Democratic victory in the 1840 presidential election started the Spirit of the Age to campaign for the incumbent, Martin Van Buren. Although Van Buren lost the election, for 73 years theAge served as “a strong opposition journal, constantly alive to the duty of prodding the party in power,” according to the Burlington Weekly Free Press. With support from Vermont’s Democratic Party, thefour-page weekly maintained a small but consistent base of faithful subscribers in Windsor County. From the 1870s through the early 1900s, the four-page weekly paper expanded its circulation to nearby counties with the Orange County Democrat, issued from West Randolph, and the Democrat and Courier, issued from Rutland.

Archive Info

  • 15,466
  • Woodstock, Vermont
  • 18401913

Paper History

  • The Spirit of the age
  • The Woodstock age

Source Information

Spirit of the Age, 1840–1913 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 30, 2018

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Narrow Escape

Narrow Escape

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1908 Vaughan Bessie Gertrude and John Boles Wedding

1908 Vaughan Bessie Gertrude and John Boles Wedding

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Births

Births

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Harte Benson Pinney

Harte Benson Pinney

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HartePinney

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Archive Info

  • 15,466
  • Woodstock, Vermont
  • 18401913

Paper History

  • The Spirit of the age
  • The Woodstock age

Source Information

Spirit of the Age, 1840–1913 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 30, 2018