Keeping newspaper's print history alive

 

Doug Radunich

Dick Perue shows Minden Fox, of Cheyenne, how an old linotype operates during Living History Days July 27. Perue was giving tours at the Battle Miner newspaper office on the Grand Encampment Museum grounds, to show how newspapers were printed in the late 19th and early 20th Century periods.

Saratoga resident Dick Perue is out to make sure the history of newspapers is never forgotten.

Since the early 1980s, Perue, also the former Saratoga Sun publisher/owner and former owner of Perue Printing and Office Products, has been demonstrating how newspapers were printed in the late 19th and early 20th Century on the Grand Encampment Museum grounds. Spectators got Perue’s history lesson during hands-on tours at the “Battle Miner,” the old wood newspaper office building on the museum’s grounds.

Currently inside the Battle Miner newspaper office are old artifacts including two pr...



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