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Hon. Lafayette Young
"Atlantic Telegraph."

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On February 16, 1871, Lafayette Young, a practical printer and but recently city editor of the Iowa "State Register," established the "Atlantic Weekly Telegraph," a nine-column folio. Within a few years, under Mr. Young's energetic management and engaging pen, the paper was in the front ranks of the State journals. The "Telegraph" was several times enlarged, the facilities of the press room were improved and enlarged, and on December 8, 1879, the neat, six-column folio "Daily Telegraph" appeared. This was the first venture in daily journalism in Atlantic, and it proved such a success that the paper was enlarged a column in March, 1881. It is needless to say that under Mr. Young's management both "Telegraphs" were unequivocally and strongly Republican. E. L. Anderson is the present able editor and proprietor.


From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pg. 245.

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