Category: History of Our Newspapers

Liberty Bell and Workingmen’s Advocate

LCCN:  sn93053978, The Liberty Bell and Workingmen’s Advocate (Norwich, Conn.), 1867-186?   The first issue of the weekly Liberty Bell and Workingmen’s Advocate, published in Norwich, Connecticut, appeared on March 7, 1867.  The editor...

The Stamford Advocate

LCCN:  sn93053856, The Stamford American (Stamford, Conn.), 1906-190? The Stamford American was a labor weekly published in Stamford, Connecticut. It appeared once a week and sold for 2 cents an issue; an annual subscription...

Newtown Bee

by Nancy Crevier The Newtown Bee of Newtown, Conn., is western Connecticut’s most respected and reliable source of local news. In 1880, Reuben H. Smith purchased a foundering publication known as The Bee from...

Waterbury Democrat Family

Waterbury Evening Democrat [LCCN: sn94053256], Waterbury Democrat [LCCN: 2016270502], Waterbury Evening Democrat [2016270503], Waterbury Democrat [sn93053725]   According to historical accounts, the Waterbury Democrat family of newspapers was founded in 1881 by an Irish...

New Haven Journal Courier Family

Morning Journal and Courier [LCCN: sn82015483] The Daily Morning Journal and Courier [LCCN: sn84020358] The Morning Journal-Courier [LCCN: sn92051397]   Founded in 1848, the Morning Journal and Courier was an important source of news...

Newtown Bee Family

The Newtown Bee, The Bee and The Newtown Chronicle Newtown, Connecticut town historian Daniel Cruson placed the birth of the Newtown Bee in 1870 within New England’s post-Civil War florescence of small rural weeklies. It was one...

Norwich Bulletin

LCCN: sn82014086: Norwich Bulletin In 1910, the Norwich Bulletin advertised that it had the largest circulation of any paper in eastern Connecticut and that its readers could be found in “forty-nine towns, one hundred...

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