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 16, 292, and one paper, The Jeffersonian, published at Lexington, of weekly issue, and republican in politics.
The first paper published in the county saw the light in 1854. It was called The Sanilac County Leader, was established by Joseph C. Wyllis. In 1856 it became republican. In 1859 it was purchased by the democrats, and the next year it gave up the ghost.
In 1856 The Sanilac Signal was established as a democratic paper, and continued so for two years, when it was purchased by other parties and the ¦ name and politics changed, it becoming republican in politics, and named The Jeffersonian. Nims and Beach are the present proprietors.
This county has 21, 773 population, and three. weekly papers. The Press, democratic, is published at Owosso; The American, republican, at Corunna, and. The New Era, grange, at Owosso.
The first paper published in the county was called The Shiawassee Argus and Clinton County Advocate, was democratic in politics, and was established by Edward L. Ament at Owosso in 1841. It suspended in 1843, was succeeded by The Owosso Argus, and that about 1854 by The Owosso American. In 1862 M. H. Clark, the owner, removed the paper to Corunna, and changed the name to The Corunna. Democrat. Clark subsequently sold to A. J. Patterson, and in 1862 he sold the material to the proprietor of the Corunna American.
March lo, 1854, Charles C. Goodale issued in the city of Corunna, the first number of The Shiawassee American. John N. Ingersoll is the present proprietor.
In September, 1862, Hanchett & Lyon, in the city of Owosso, issued the first number of The Owosso Press. J. H. Champion & Co., are the present proprietors. The senior member of the present firm was for some years editor of The Adrian Watch Tower.
In March, 1874, A. B. Wood commenced publishing in Owosso, The New Era and Grange Index. It is now known as The New Era.
THE PRESS OF MICHIGAN
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