The Big E

September 15, 1979: Mickey Pendleton of Lisbon, CT urged his draft team on in the weight pull. The competition among the draft horses went to the team who could pull the most weight the furthest. Pendelton’s horse Ready weighed 1485 pounds and Daniel weighed 1490. They finished in third place as they pulled 10,350 pounds for 41 inches.

Richard Carpenter/Globe Staff

The Eastern States Exposition, known as The Big E, first opened to 138,000 people in 1917 in West Springfield.

From the Archives | The Origins of the Globe

From the archives: March 4, 1872

// The first Boston Globe

Originally called “The Boston Daily Globe,” the first Globe ran eight pages and featured no photos. Click through to see the very first edition of the newspaper.

Editorial | From the archives: March 5, 1972

How the Globe began

The Boston Globe launched its first edition 140 years ago, on Monday, March 4, 1872. This article, published for the Globe’s centennial in 1972, tells the story of how the newspaper began.