[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: Ghost Town

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC AVMC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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You are correct.  I trusted Newspapers.com's meta data, instead of checking the date on the page.  (I did recognize the cites from Laredo as being misdated, and did not include them.)  Ignore, please, the Centralia quotation.
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I am very confused. O'Dwyer was mayor 1946-50.

On Sun, May 3, 2020, 2:47 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Many urban areas are being described as "ghost towns" during the
> pandemic.  OED has 1931.
> Kansas Farmer and Mail and Breeze (Topeka, Kansas) 09 Aug 1895 p 3, col 1
> "This important adjunct of a free people was situated out on the prairie,
> at the site of a deserted village popularly called Ghost Town."
> The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune (Centralia, Wisconsin) 28 Oct 1899,
> Sat p 12 col 2
> "Sid Grossman reports that New York was like a ghost town last Tuesday, as
> result of Mayor O'Dwyer's order halting all non-essential business
> operations to conserve fuel."
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