The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hulstrand and F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections
Arts & Humanities
Before the days of radio, television, and film, periodicals like the Saturday Evening Post held important informative and entertaining value. Students can search newspaper to find out if there were newspapers in frontier towns and, if so, what they were like.
Ask them to consider what kind of a role newspapers were likely to have played in frontier communities, given what they know about life on the frontier. What would they expect to find in a frontier newspaper? Then, as a class or in groups, students can work together to make a frontier newspaper based on the collection's images.