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The New Era Newspaper

Nunda Station (Dalton) December 1880



 The first newspaper in Nunda Station (present day Dalton) was "The Occasional" published in October of 1880. Two months later the newspaper had expanded from four to eight pages and was renamed "The New Era" by owner Walter Orcutt. It was indeed a "new era" for the small but properous community that competed with the larger village to its north. As you will note in the newspaper, an important change had resulted from the "feud." . The people of Nunda Station (first named when the community took shape along the newly laid railroad tracks in 1852) voted to change their name to "Dalton"!

For more information about the name change see "How Dalton got its name" in the book "Yesterday, Stories of Old Nunda" sold in the Society's gift shop. You can see a copy of the earliest Dalton newspaper by visiting

Each of the 5" X 8" newspaper's pages have been scanned below. Scroll down to go through the entire newspaper.



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