Old newspapers bring memories of Alva residents, businesses


October 5, 2022

Last weekend was the Northwest Mural Fest in Alva. I had the opportunity to chat with the artists and to watch them as they worked. The bright colors and bold graphics of the four latest murals contrast with the more subtle colors and realistic style of earlier murals. While I thoroughly enjoy the older historical-based murals, these new murals are a great addition. Alva has over two dozen murals through the work of the Alva Mural Society.

Speaking of history, recently someone dropped off a stack of old newspapers at our office. Dates range from the very early 1900s into the 1970s. When I...

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