Otsego Democrat (Oneonta, NY). 7 October 1871.
Newspapers were very important to the farming community. Farmers would stay in touch with both the farm world and outside world through reports on national and global news, crop market values, and advertisements. Unlike newspapers today, most rural newspapers consisted of only four pages.
Keywords: Farmer, 19th Century, Otsego, Central New York, Newspaper, Printing Office, Oneonta