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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Workday Wednesday: Bicycles for Selling Newspaper Subscriptions
In 1896, children could win bicycles by working for the Nashville newspaper The American. To get a bicycle, a child had to get fifty subscribers for the newspaper. A child who got at least six subscribers was given a watch.
My great-grandfather's older sister Florence Gatlin was one of the children that earned a bicycle. She was 13 ½ years old at the time.