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Grandview Family Finds Newspaper Clippings of Historic Moments Through History

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GRANDVIEW, WA.- Your day to day newspaper probably doesn't hold a lot of significance to you, but imagine if that newspaper was from nearly a century ago and held some of the most important dates in history.  

Most teenagers tasked with cleaning the family attic would probably throw away boxes of old newspapers, but on a whim Izaiah Ibarra decided to keep them.  

"At first my initial was like burn them, put them in the fire, burn them for garbage, "Izaiah's father Moses said, "but something inside of him said hold on to them, and he held on to them for almost two years."


Good thing he did, these weren't just any old newspapers, they were decades and decades of history.

"Once I saw that a couple of them had a lot of history I started going through even more and they had like major, major history in them," Izaiah said.

The clippings date back to the mid 1800's, raising questions about who the previous owners might have been.

"I didn't know how old this house was, that's what it made me question," Izaiah said, "dating back from 1856, that's pretty old."  

The others detail significant moments in U.S. history, the Kennedy assassination, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Richard Nixon's resignation, even the sinking of the Titanic.


Izaiah told us it's caused quite a commotion in the quite town of Grandview, "I have a lot of people messaging me and texting me asking me what are those newspapers and I'm just telling them it's a lot of different pieces of history."


They're in the process of having all of the newspapers appraised by a antique shop in Spokane, but even if they aren't worth a fortune in cash, t's still the find of lifetime.