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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
Soapbox speaker in MarshallPosted Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 12:55 PM
Third Child posted this comment Friday, Aug. 21:
Reminds of a book I read a few years ago (though I can't remember the title or author) describing the soapbox speeches given in the public square early in the 20th century. Apparently, it was a fairly common practice, especially when Big Issues like impending war ruled people's attention.
One question, Third Child: What time period was this?
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