The Thomas Lee House in East Lyme, Connecticut, is one of the oldest wood-frame houses in the state.
Dating back to the mid-17th century, the little saltbox home began as a single-room structure built by the family of an English aristocrat, but it grew over time, displaying all the characteristics of an emerging colonial-style floor plan typical of the era.
Due to the time it would take to typeset and print an issue, breaking news of major events would often be printed on a separate sheet called an “Extra” or an “Extraordinary” that was delivered with the daily issue or sometimes was not distributed until the following day.
In Russia, the husbands and wives of common people were closer than were the husbands and wives of the upper-classes.
In 1700, the house doubled in size through the addition of a parlor and “West Chamber.” More than half a century later, a lean-to provided space for a kitchen and several adjoining rooms.
After roughly 200 years of ownership, however, the Lee family sold their home in the mid-1800s to a farmer who used much of the property to store hay and raise chickens.
A husband and wife were in need of each other, struggling as they were to survive. They bathed together, and they ate together with other couples of their small community – especially in winter, when they entertained themselves by getting drunk together.
The upper-classes were more inclined to follow a cultural tradition inherited from the Eastern Orthodox Christianity of Constantinople. The tradition from Constantinople held women inferior, as more childlike and inclined more toward the wickedness of the original Eve.
We can probably assume it’s also the site of Santa Fe’s first pothole.
Archaeologists discovered the bumpy surface, which runs north-south, about four feet underground near the city’s main hub of shops and restaurants, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
It seems that people at their core are mostly the same, and to this day, want to read news covering similar topics.
That being said, some aspects of newspapers definitely changed.
What has changed are the dimensions (smaller then, larger now), the number of pages (fewer then), paper quality (higher quality rag linen then), and the format.