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A HISTORY OF THE PRESS OF MICHIGAN

PREPARED FOR THE CENTENNIAL BY ORDER OF GOV. JOHN J. BAGLEY TOM S. APPLEGATE, COMPILER
Section I

The Free Press lays claim to being a representative newspaper of Michigan, and the aim of its conductors evidently is to deserve the title, by striving to keep in advance of its contemporaries in everything going to make up a bright, newsy, and interesting paper.
THE DETROIT POST
The first number of The Detroit Daily Post was issued on the 27th of March, 1866, and of its tri-weekly and weekly edition the same week. It was established by a joint stock company, organized under the laws of the State of Michigan, by prominent members of the republican party in Michigan, to represent the radical and aggressive element of the party. Carl Schurz was its editor-in-chief, and continued such for a year. Since that time its editorship has been impersonal. The capital of the paper was furnished by the republicans mentioned below, and in smaller sums by members of the party all over the State. Among the owners of the paper are, or have been, Messrs. N. L. Avery and William A. Howard, of Grand Rapids; Jacob M. Howard, Zachariah Chandler, John Owen, E. B. Ward, John S. Newberry, T. A. Parker, and Allan Shelden, Detroit; V. P. Collier, Battle Creek; H. H. Crapo, Flint; Thomas W. Ferry, Grand Haven; Charles T. Gorham, Marshall; E. 0. Grosvenor, Jonesville; J. W. Sanborn, Port Huron; Charles Upson, Coldwater.
THE EVENING NEWS
The Evening News was founded August 23d, 1873, in pursuance of a conviction on the part of Mr. James E. Scripps that a cheap, popular newspaper, like The Boston Herald, The New York Sun, and the Philadelphia Public Ledger, could be made a great success in the west, though all previous attempts of the kind had proved failures. Mr. Scripps came of a family of journalists, his grandfather being the publisher of the London (England) Daily Sun, three-quarters of a century ago, and of The London Literary Gazette down to the time of his death.

MICHIGAN PRESS


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