Monday, March 17, 2008

Valley of the Bees

Time Mag is opening its archives. Thanks to Chris Hendricks for the pointer to this one, from the issue of Feb. 16, 1959:

In California's mountain-bordered Central Valley, a green, 450-mile finger veined by rivers and stretching half the length of the state, nothing buzzes quite so persistently as the Bees. Last week the industrious hum of the three Bee papers (combined circulation 284,755), issuing from hives in Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto, rose louder than ever. For the first time in its 102 years of publication, the Sacramento Bee came out with a Sunday edition.

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