From the August 1968 magazine.

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Grapevine Goes Over 50,000

Looking through past issues of the Grapevine is a nostalgic undertaking, as much because of the striking consistency of the AA message the magazine carries as because of memories of oneself in those gone-by months of sobriety. It hardly seems possible that twenty-four years of Grapevines have been readied, printed, and sold!

The first issue came out in June 1944, the work of some volunteers in New York. By January 1949 circulation was 14,300. January 1954--28,778. January 1959--33,973. January 1964--44,116. The April issue this year hit 50,087. Hallelujah!

-- The Editors

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