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100 years ago today, the city of Binghamton turned out to commemorate Armistice Day. Thousands of people filled the sidewalks and watched from the windows of office buildings downtown to watch the largest demonstration ever held here.

The observance started early in Endicott this morning when the big E-J steam whistle blew for two hours straight. Thousands of people watched the parade down Washington Avenue and speeches were made at the Memorial Monument.

The celebration continues tonight at the state Armory where a dance will be held to the music of Paul Whiteman and his orchestra.

In other news – while drilling a well at a farm in Hillcrest yesterday, natural gas was discovered bubbling up through the water.

Finally, a mysterious crystal ball gazer, known as the greatest psychic of the age, will perform at the Binghamton Theater all next week.

And that was the news 100 years ago.