A HISTORY OF THE PRESS OF MICHIGAN PREPARED FOR THE CENTENNIAL BY ORDER OF GOV. JOHN J. BAGLEY
TOM S. APPLEGATE, COMPILER
This county has a population of 11,964, and two papers, both weekly. The Huron County News, at Port Austin, and The Advertiser, at Caseville, both republican in politics.
In June, 1861, C. H. Gallup, R, W. Irvin, R, Winsor, and C. B. Cottrell, purchased printing material and hired a printer to publish a paper for them. It was called The News, and was established at Sand Beach, then the county seat. After two years' publication the office was burned, and for a year and a half no paper was printed in the county. The county seat being then removed to Port Austin, The News was revived by its former proprietors volume and number being retained. In June, 187i, the present proprietor William F. Clark, purchased the office.
The Caseville Advertiser was established January, 1874, by Thomas F
Woodworth and Albert O. Quinn. Quinn & Winsor are the present proprietors.
This county has a population of 29, 193, and has five papers. The Lansing Republican issues a semi-weekly and a weekly edition. It is republican in politics. The other papers are all weeklies, and they are: The Journal, Lansing, democratic; The News, Mason, republican; The Herald, Leslie, independent; and The Enterprise, Williamston, neutral.
The first paper published in the county was printed at Mason, and named The Ingham County Telegraph. It was established by Mark A. Childs, in April, 1842. It was whig in politics, and lived only until December of the year of its birth.
January 11, 1848, The Free Press was established, but the name was soon changed to The Michigan State Journal. It was the first paper printed at Lansing, the new State capital. In 1861 or 1862 The Journal suspended. June 6, 1866, it was re-established as The Lansing State Democrat, by John W. Higgs. July 12, 1872, he disposed of it to Wm. H. Haze and Geo. P. Sanford. January 1, 1873, Mr. Sanford became sole proprietor, and still so continues.
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