Cerro Gordo County Newspapers
The Cerro Gordo Republican, the largest and best paper in Northern Iowa. Circulation is rapidly increasing; the
oldest paper in this section of the State. The Republican is published at Mason City, the County seat of
Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, in the most important railroad town in Northern Iowa, the center of a thriving trade, in a
County which is rapidly filling up with first-class settlers. The Republican is the official paper of the County, and
the leading Republican paper in this section of Iowa. No trade advts taken. No advts, taken except from regular
Adv'g Agents, or parties known to be responsible.
Publication on Thursdays; four pages, size 29X43; subscription
$2; established in 1870 [1861 according to other sources]; circulation about 912; N. V. BROWER, Proprietor.Clear Lake Mirror, Weekly news and politics, established in 1870. Clear Lake Observer, published Thursdays; four pages; sixe 24X36; subscription $1.50; established 1870; circulation
400; co-operative; Geo. E. FROST, editor & publisher.
Mason City Bulletin, monthly publication of four pages; size 19X26; established in 1871; an advertising
sheet; distributed gratuitously, except by mail; subscription by mail 50 cts. per annum in advance;
CARD & MILLER, editors and publishers.
Mason City Express, published on Thursdays, republican paper, weekly news and politics, four pages; size 26X40; subscription $2;
established in 1870; Circulation about 420; TUCKER & Spink, editors.
Nora Springs Republican, publication on Fridays; four pages; size 24X36; subscription $2; established
1871; claims 250 circulation; co-operative; H. J. STALKER, editor; N. V. BROWER, publisher
North Iowa Journal, Mason City. Weekly news and politics, established in 1867.
Rockwell Phonograph, Rockwell. Weekly news and politics, established in 1879.
SOURCE: American Newspaper Directory Vol. IV. Pp. 50, 54, 305, 364. 1872.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2011