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“IS PROSPERITY RETURNING?

Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

STANDING HEAD: The Monday After

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DIGITAL SUBHEAD:American economy prospered during President William McKinley’s administration.

Gary Brown

Special to The Canton Repository

USA TODAY NETWORK

“IS PROSPERITY RETURNING?

That’s the economic question that a bold headline in The Sunday Repository posed 125 years ago.

“Industrial Notes About Concerns In Canton and Vicinity and In All Parts Of the United States,” another headline at the top of the Repository’s front page answered on Aug. 22, 1897, adding that factories and businesses throughout the county and across the country were “Showing Increased Activity.”

The Dueber-Hampden Watch Company was showing especially prosperous manufacturing activity, another headline added, and the business had the sales to support it.

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