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July 10th is International Town Criers Day

Jul 09, 2017 07:51PM ● Published by Gene Kirschbaum

Here's the Beav, heralding International Town Criers Day, on July 10.

Back in the days of yore (when few people could read and write), town criers served as the primary source of news for urban populations -- newspapers, TV news, radio news, and internet magazines, all rolled into one loud voice.

And here's a town crier exercising his vocal cords on David Letterman: 

The town crier himself

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