|Aurora Sunday Beacon-News 5 Sept. 1937 (Centennial Edition)
As historical artifacts, old newspapers can convey some aspects of the past with freshness and immediacy. But beyond current events, newspapers have also conveyed a sense of history to their contemporaries. In 1937 the Aurora Beacon-News marked the Centennial of Aurora with a large special edition devoted to local history. The cover of the section devoted to agriculture portrayed Aurora as a bright light at the center of the Fox River Valley. Villages in DuPage, Kane, and DeKalb counties are seen as its tributaries, strung out along rail and water transportation lines.
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