Three ofthe best books on the general history of Christmas foods are:

During the period 1725-1800, Clarence Brigham lists 137 newspaper titles that appeared, many for only brief spans of time, in New York State. By 1828, about 120 newspapers were being published in New York State, 20 of these in New York City.

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Sawing into it six Christmassesago, I came across a fragment of a 1794 newspaper with an account of the lynching of areal-estate speculator in New York City."
---"Fruitcake is Forever," Russell Baker, , December 25, 1983, Section 6(p.

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Randolph's recipe is not at all traditional and is quite quite beside the point."
---, Mary Randolph, facsimile 1824 edition with historical notes and commentaries by Karen Hess [University of South Carolina Press:Columbia SC] 1984 (p.

183)Note: this book is an excellent resource for the history of cutters, collector's catalogs &price guides, drawings and descriptions.

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The first regular feature comic in an American newspaper was Richard Felton Outcalt's 'Yellow Kid,' who actually first appeared wearing a blue nightshirt in 'Hogan's Alley' in the May 5, 1895 . Critics identified 'The Kid' as a symbol of the exploitative journalism promoted during the publishing war between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolf Hearst. Ervin Wardman of the subsequently referred to these publications as New York's "yellow press." The first regular feature comic strip in an American newspaper was Rudolph Dirk's 'Katzenjammer Kids,' first appearing in the December 12, 1897 issue of the .

On this Day in History - The New York Times

Size-wise, the largest newspaper published in New York State was an issue of , issued in New York City on July 4, 1859. The press, designed to accommodate the single sheet opening to 100 x 70 inches, broke down during the first print run.

Huggins' undated clipping of the recipe, from this newspaper, attributed the recipe to Kathy Daniel of Mount Pleasant.

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Newspaper growth continued unabated in the postwar years. An astounding 11,314 different papers were recorded in the 1880 census. By the 1890's the first circulation figures of a million copies per issue were recorded (ironically, these newspapers are now quite rare due to the atrocious quality of cheap paper then in use, and to great losses in World War II era paper drives) At this period appeared the features of the modern newspaper, bold "banner" headlines, extensive use of illustrations, "funny pages," plus expanded coverage of organized sporting events. The rise of "yellow journalism" also marks this era. Hearst could truthfully boast that his newspapers manufactured the public clamor for war on Spain in 1898. This is also the age of media consolidation, as many independent newspapers were swallowed up into powerful "chains"; with regrettable consequences for a once fearless and incorruptible press, many were reduced to vehicles for the distribution of the particular views of their owners, and so remained, without competing papers to challenge their viewpoints. By the 1910's, all the essential features of the recognizably modern newspaper had emerged. In our time, radio and television have gradually supplanted newspapers as the nation's primary information sources, so it may be difficult initially to appreciate the role that newspapers have played in our history.

Our survey of historic newspapers reveals the  still commanded a traditional place on the Christmas table through the 19th century.

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The history of newspapers is an often-dramatic chapter of the human experience going back some five centuries. In Renaissance Europe handwritten newsletters circulated privately among merchants, passing along information about everything from wars and economic conditions to social customs and "human interest" features. The first printed forerunners of the newspaper appeared in Germany in the late 1400's in the form of news pamphlets or broadsides, often highly sensationalized in content. Some of the most famous of these report the atrocities against Germans in Transylvania perpetrated by a sadisticnamed Vlad Tsepes Drakul, who became the Count Dracula of later folklore.

According to the food historians, the number seven represents the number of sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Mountaineer - Haywood County's Community Newspaper

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