‘Let their be light’

Luray-Main St old

April 21, 1887 — The Town Council in accord with one of nature’s first decrees has said “let there be light” and have erected lamps and provided oil for that purpose, but it seems that the prince of darkness has subverted this primal order, and by means of his seductive influence over the youth whose duty it is to keep them in order, portions of our town are still in plutonian darkness.

On last Saturday and Sunday nights, two of the darkest nights of the year, the lamps on Court Street were either not lighted at all or else burned out before eight o’clock. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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