The Evening Journal (Tuesday June 4, 1872): “Our German Citizens” & “The Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln”

The Evening Journal, June 4, 1872. Hoosier State Chronicles.

The following front page of The Evening Journal, Tuesday June 4, 1872, contains an article detailing the testimony taken from farmer Richard H. Garrett who, unknowingly, harbored John Wilkes Booth in his barn the day the Union army arrived on his land, set his barn on fire and shot Mr. Booth to death. This article can be found at the top of the second column from the left.

The Evening Journal, June 4, 1872. Hoosier State Chronicles.

There is another article entitled, “Our German Citizens” contained within this newspaper image.   This is a very flattering article describing how no other immigrants in our country / state have offered so much to the very growth and development of our country/state than that of the German immigrants.  It goes on to describe how the German’s were able to successfully do all of this while maintaining their heritage and culture, unlike other immigrants that lost their traditional ways through cultural assimilation. This article can be found at the bottom of the first column from the left.