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*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences

Free Weekend

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Happy last day of 2022! Next year will be an odd year. No, literally, 2023 is an odd number. Duh.

To all you history buffs and genealogy fans out there, this weekend, the Star Tribune newspaper archives are free to view! What’s the first thing I checked? “John W. Hays,” of course.

What I found wasn’t new information for me, since that is also the name of my great-grandfather whom I have searched for many times before, but I had forgotten about this wonderful morsel.

Great-grandpa was a trailblazing cyclist.

08 Sep 1900, 10 – Minneapolis Daily Times at Star Tribune (Minneapolis – St. Paul)

The article was published in 1900 looking back at an event that occurred in 1886 when they road the giant 56-inch wheel.

I have cycling in my blood.

Speaking of wheels, the father of that 1880s John W. Hays was none other than my great-great-grandfather Stephen who lived in Pierce County, WI, and made wagon wheels.

I am such a product of my ancestors.

I hope you will click the link above and check out the article that was beneath that old photo. And, if you are interested in what was in the Minneapolis newspapers going back to 1867, it’s free this weekend at https://startribune.newspapers.com/.

Happy odd New Year tomorrow!

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Written by johnwhays

December 31, 2022 at 10:54 am

6 Responses

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  1. How cool is that!

    frisshop

    January 1, 2023 at 10:05 am

  2. 2023 is also a prime number–for whatever that is worth!

    wtbell

    December 31, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    • I certainly wasn’t aware of that. Must be worth something! Whatever we make of it.
      Thanks!

      johnwhays

      January 1, 2023 at 10:21 am

  3. Cool.

    Jim Parker

    December 31, 2022 at 2:01 pm


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