Muscatine County Iowa
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1889, page 608
The great Archimedean lever that moves the world is undoubtedly the printing press. By its aid, information is spread broadcast in every part of the civilized world, and where the public speaker attracts the attention and gives information to one person the press can give it to one hundred. The most noted of the ministers of the Gospel to-day, realizing this fact, bring the newspapers to their aid and often furnish their sermons for publication, even before delivered. In this fair land of ours, a family without its weekly paper, and in many places its daily paper, is considered behind the age. Truly they are, for in almost every paper, whether printed in city or in country, you will find day by day. or week by week, an epitome of the news from all over the globe. The press of Muscatine County today is not one whit behind that of any other county in Iowa, and never has been. In fact, it has always been recognized as among the best in the whole State.
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