by Brian Jennings
On June 7, 1862, you can almost imagine the cries of bloody murder in Rockland County from that day’s edition of the Rockland County Journal News. It wasn’t about what was said but rather what was spelled on the front page. A careless typesetter misspelled and printed the month of June as “Juen.”
Original poetry and stories were a regular feature of 19th Century newspapers. In Nyack, Willie Gilchrest, a regular contributor of stories and poetry, published “Welcome Home” during in the June 7 edition. And there’s news about a new ice cream saloon and discounts on ice deliveries, too.