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Iowa Newspaper - 1884 - Dallas County

IOWA. Area, 55,475 square miles; population, 1,624,615; 99 counties -- newspapers published in all.
The total number of newspapers and periodicals published in 1840 was 4; in 1850- 29; 1860-130; 1870- 233; 1880- 569. The publications during 1880 were divided, according to periods of issue, as follows:
Dailies - 30; weeklies - 500; semi-weeklies - 3; tri-weeklies - 1; bi-weeklies - 2; monthlies - 31; semi-monthlies - 1; quarterlies - 1. In each of 140 towns one paper was published; in 61 two; in 33 three; in 10 four; and in 21, five or more.
EARLY HISTORY. (compiled by John Springer, of Iowa City)
1836, May 11 - Printing was introduced at Dubuque. The publications prior to 1842 were as follows:
1836, May 11 - The Dubuque Visitor, established at Dubuque Lead Mines, Wisconsin territory, by John King. Now published as the Dubuque Herald.
1837, June 3 - The Iowa News, at Dubuque, by Russell & Coriell.
1837, July 8 - The Western Adventurer, at Montrose, by Thomas Gregg.
1837, July 8 - The Wisconsin Territorial Gazette, at Burlington, by Clark & Jacobs. Now published as the Burlington Gazette.
1837, September - The Western Emigrant and Historian, at Montrose, by Thomas Gregg; monthy, 16 pages. But three numbers were issued.
1838, March 24 - The Fort Madison Patriot, at Fort Madison, by James E. Edwards. Removed to Burlington, November 27, 1838, and called the Burlington Patriot. Now published as the Burlington Hawkeye.
1838, August 4 - The Iowa Sun, at Davenport, by Andrew Logan. Now published as the Davenport Democrat.
1840, October 23 - The Iowa Standard, at Bloomington (now Muscatine), by William Crum.
1840, October 27 - The Bloomington Herald, at Bloomington (now Muscatine), by Thomas Hughes.
1841, May 23 - The Fort Madison Courier, at Fort Madison, by R.W. Albright.
1841, June 10 - The Iowa City Standard, at Iowa City, by William Crum. Now published as the Iowa City Republican.
1841, July - The Miner's Express, at Dubuque, by Avery Thomas.
1841, July 30 - The Iowa City Argus, at Iowa City, by Nathan Jackson.
1841, August 26 - The Davenport Gazette, at Davenport, by Alfred Saunders. The first steam press in Iowa was used in this office in 1855. The daily (first in the state) was established October 16, 1854. Still published.
1841, December 3 - The Iowa Capital Reporter, at Iowa City, by Hughes & Van Antwerp. Now published as the Iowa State Press.
Footnote:
1. Compiled from the First Biennial Report of the State Board of Agriculture, 1878.
Dallas County Newspapers:
County/Town  Publication  Frequency  Character  Established  Notes 
Adel  Dallas County Democrat  Weekly  News & politics  1866
Adel  Dallas County News  Weekly  News & politics  1872
Adel  Adel New Era  Weekly  News & politics  1878
Dallas Center  Dallas Globe  Weekly  News & politics  1875
Dexter  Dexter Herald  Weekly  News & politics  1869
Perry  Perry Chief  Weekly  News & politics  1874
Source: "History and Present Condition of the Newspaper and Periodical Press of the United States, with a Catalogue of the Publications of the Census Year", by S.N.D. North, Special Agent; Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.; 1884; pages 237-245 & 366
Transcribed for Iowa Old Press by Sharyl Ferrall, August 2004; contributed to Dallas County IAGenWeb.
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