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Episode 105: The Suffolk County News for April 2, 1920

The Long Island History Project

Release Date: 04/03/2020

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We're using our home isolation to look back - reading issues of the Suffolk County News of 1920 week by week. For April 2, 1920: Al Smith, Fatty Arbuckle, and a cow with no tail lights.

Stay tuned for more news of 1920 next week!

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