The Virginia Newspaper Project hopes everyone had a happy New Year.
The end of January 2017 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. To celebrate, we searched Virginia Chronicle for rooster-related stories and images–below is a sampling of what we found. It includes how a rooster saved the day for one little boy.
Clarke Courier, October 13, 1909
Clarke Courier Rooster article, continued.
Daily Press, December 22, 1907
Times Dispatch, August 25, 1908
Richmond Planet, April 7, 1906
Richmond Planet, June 11, 1904
Alexandria Gazette, July 22, 1908
Times Dispatch, August 9, 1903
Tazewell Republican, November 25, 1909
Richmond Planet, November 7, 1896
Richmond Planet, January 16, 1904
Farmville Herald, March 22, 1901
Appomattox and Buckingham Times, October 3, 1906