I like to dabble in the art of looking through the newspaper archives that goes back more than 100 years. Linda and Mary, however, are experts and know the rich resource it provides for those who use it.
If you want to research something, it’s perfect because there’s no better documentation of an historic event the the ‘first draft of history.’
But as I mentioned, I usually like to simply entertain myself with the archives, casually learning how the newspaper articles — and especially the ads — have evolved over the years.
For entertainment purposes only, it’s worth the cost and effort.
For research purposes, it’s invaluable.
Especially considering that it’s available for free for all subscribers of The Oklahoman.