c. 1920 – 1970
The American Story of Newspaper Carriers
November 24, 2017
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Your age when you began delivering papers?
The years you carried? (e.g. 1949-52)
Did you deliver by:
Pulling a wagon
A morning or evening route?
Did it include a large Sunday Edition?
Number of customers you served?
What was the name of the newspaper(s)?
In what town or state?
Did you face competition for a paper route?
Where did you pick up your bundles of papers?
Were incentive contests to sell more papers offered?
Did you win?
What did you win?
Was delivering papers your first stady job?
What was the most difficult part of collecting?
What percent of your earnings, if any, did you contribute to family support?
Did you start a savings account with your earnings?
Did your route interfere with school or sports?
Were you a scout or altar boy?
Were you ever involved in any route accidents?
Were you ever scared delivering papers?
Why were you scared?
Were dogs a serious problem?
Did you have fun delivering newspapers?
What were the best lesson(s) or part of your newspaper carrier experience?
Plese add any remarks you would like to share about your newspaper carrier experience.
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