New Jersey Herald corrects error from 1852

- New Jersey Herald. September 11, 1852

– New Jersey Herald. September 11, 1852

The New Jersey Herald’s 1852 story, “Boy Killed and Eaten by a Bear,” made it appear that the attack happened in New Jersey, when it actually occurred in Arkansas. The AP reports: “Herald Executive Editor Bruce Tomlinson says a reader pointed out the error when the newspaper re-published the story this week. The newspaper then discovered that the original story was first published in Little Rock, Arkansas.”

* Newspaper corrects bear attack error made in 1852 (ap.org)
* September 11, 1852: BOY KILLED AND EATEN BY A BEAR! (njherald.com)
* October 8, 2014: Rutgers student was taking photos before fatal bear attack (njherald.com)

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