This is a reproduction of The Bend Bulletin from an edition that originally published 100 years ago. Our goal with these sections is to replicate the experience of reading the newspaper as it was. Listing historically significant events, as The Bulletin does regularly, is a useful, but limited, exercise. A digest of highlights doesn’t tell you which films were playing locally 100 years ago, which products businesses were advertising and which people were staying at local hotels. Only reprinting the entire paper can do that.

The process of reprinting a century-old paper works as follows. First, we review our microfilm archive and pick an edition. Next, we transcribe news content and rebuild century-old ads. The Bulletin’s Creative Services team has chosen fonts similar to those used 100 years ago, reworked photos (where possible) and rebuilt all of the ads. The newsroom’s page designers have rebuilt the pages using text transcribed by news intern Ellen Chandler.

This historical feature publishes once a month.

(Click on the attached documents below to read the reproduced pages.)