The Chautauqua Assembly Herald editorial for Aug. 18, 1897, announced it was to be a Red Letter Day in Chautauqua Institution’s calendar.

“It is quite possible that the early chimes this morning may have, to many who are with us, a certain ‘wake and call me early, mother, dear,’ air that is distressing to their sense of the fitness of things,” the editor wrote. 884 more words