Wayback Wednesday: Lafayette 1910 Census

What was Lafayette doing on April 15, 1910? Lafayette was encouraging participation in the census! How are we doing this year, Lafayette? So far we have seen around 66% participation in the 2020 Census.

Article from April 15, 1910 Lafayette Leader about the Census

Lafayette residents were urged to answer all questions when the census enumerators came to call in order to get the exact figures needed. This article in the April 15, 1910 Lafayette Leader gives similar advice to what we hear currently during the census taking this year trying to get an accurate count in Lafayette.

-Sherlene, Adult Services Librarian

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