January 5, 2023
From the Jan. 9, 1920, issue of the Journal:
Old 1919 passed away last Wednesday night to the tune of sweet music. Three hundred couples danced at his funeral at the Peninsular Railway Club's 12th annual ball, and eagerly welcomed in the new born babe, 1920. The hall was decorated with a canopy of garlands hung from a large bell at the center. Gay masquerade hats worn by the dancers lent color to the scene. At midnight, the program was suspended while supper was served at the Hotel Shelton. After supper, the dancing continued until the cock crew at early dawn.
Joseph Valley of Matlock was i...
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