Somewhere in Oregon, there is a basement…

…where the internet has punctured the walls of an old newspaper printing room, where fiber optic conduit is still surrounded by a cloud of clippings pasted there by printers of The Oregonian a century ago.

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These guys paid attention to the weather…

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They kept tabs on how often good old Hurrah Brown (that skinflint!) actually paid his dime for coffee…

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They tried their darnedest to keep the work environment orderly…

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They tuned in to all the action and horror of the “present, tremendous World War”…

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And of course they couldn’t keep their eyes off the girls.

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Over at cabel.me, Cabel has a couple of dozen more pictures of this terrific time capsule of a sub-basement where today’s media flows right through the ghosts of yesterday’s media who, it turns out, are pretty familiar and likeable.

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