The Feb. 12, 1919, edition of The Bend Bulletin contained information on the number of cattle, horses, sheep and goats that would be allowed to graze in the Deschutes National Forest.

At a meeting about fire protection in Bend, a suggestion came up to paint the fire hydrants white so they could be found on dark nights.

Bend leaders felt lawmakers in Salem ignored Central Oregon’s needs in a road-funding bill, and more men were needed for boxing and wrestling to stage an event at the Bend Amateur Athletic Club.

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Our goal with these sections is to replicate the experience of reading the newspaper 100 years ago. 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 who was 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 that has been transcribed.

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