"The First Act shows a day in our town. The day is May 7, 1901. The time is just before dawn." A rooster crows.
Stage Manager, Our Town, Act One
"Our Town" tells the story of a typical day in Grover's Corners, NH: May 7, 1901. What was happening in Peterborough, NH on that same day?
The answers can be found at the Peterborough Town Library by reading back issues of The Peterboro Transcript. Our local newspaper was then published once a week on Thursdays, including May 2nd and May 9th, 1901.