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NUMEROUS ON-SITE NEWSPAPERS

Republican Gazette Argo-Gazette
Elgin Echo Oelwein Daily Register

Fayette County Union

West Union Gazette
Fayette County Leader The Argo
  New Hampton (Chickasaw Co.)

 

Miscellaneous Newspapers with Fayette county News

Newspapers of Fayette County Iowa Old Press, a must visit Special Project
Cedar Rapids newspapers  (Linn Co.)  

 

PRE CIVIL WAR FAYETTE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS

Fayette County Pioneer, West Union, 1853-1864. Democratic. Established October 21, 1853, by John Gharky. Except some brief suspensions it was continued until in 1864 when Gharky discontinued it and removed the material, except the press, to Memphis, Missouri.

West Union Free Press, 1856-1857. Republican. Established September 9, 1856, by Frank A. Badger and C. O. Myers. Badger soon withdrew and in May, 1857, Meyers sold the material to parties in Fayette, and they removed it there.

Fayette Journal, 1857-1858. Established late in 1857 by C. O. Myers, the editor being J. E. Cooke. E. C. Byam, ? Norton, ? Robertson, L. Templeton, ? Halbert, and D. Vines, each one at a time tried their hand at editing or publishing the paper, but it finally suspended under Meyers' charge in 1858.

North Iowa Observer, Fayette, 1860-1861. Established in the spring of 1860 by D. Harmes, who sold three weeks later to Rev. William Bush with J. W. Shannon, editor. Soon thereafter it was sold to William B. Lakin and James McDonald and was suspended the fall of 1861.

 

~ reposted with permission Iowa Old Press, Sharyl Ferrall editor

 

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OFF-SITE SEARCHABLE NEWSPAPERS

 

Elgin Echo Newspaper Digital Archive (1894-2004), includes the Eldon Forum (1969). To search the Elgin Echo newspaper on their new digital archive site just click on the above link!  There is no username or password required on this new site. Just type in your year or search criteria, and go!

 

Oelwein Newspaper Archives, includes: The Brush Creek Bonus (1983-1986); Daily Register (1993-2000); Oelwein Register (1887-2009); Weekend Daily Register (1998-2000). This newspaper is no longer available on line.  There is no username or password required on this new site. Just type in your year or search criteria, and go!

 

West Union Archives  To search the Elgin Echo newspaper on their new digital archive site just click on the above link!  There is no username or password required on this new site. Just type in your year or search criteria, and go!

 

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