Happy 250th Birthday to the Hartford Courant

First Issue of the Courant

Very warm birthday wishes from us to the Hartford Courant. The paper celebrate 250 years of publishing today. The front page reminds us how, while so many things change, many stay the same. On that day in 1764 the publishers felt compelled to warn readers that:

Nothing but FRUGALITY can now save the distressed northern colonies from impending ruin.