Friday, May 16, 2008

Thirteen Old Newspapers


According to the census made by the editor of the Rutland (Vt.) Herald, there are but 13 American newspapers which have reached the century mark. The names of these papers and the dates when they were founded are as follows:

1756—New Hampshire Gazette, Portsmouth, N. H.
1758—Newport Mercury, Newport, R. I.
1764—Connecticut Courant, Hartford.
1771—Massachusetts Spy, Boston and Worcester, Mass.
1779—New Jersey Journal, Elizabeth, N. J.
1785—Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Ga.
1786—Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.
1790—Salem Gazette, Salem, Mass.
1792—Greenfield Gazette, Greenfield, Mass.
1792—New Jersey State Gazette, Trenton.
1792—The Guardian, New Brunswick, N. J.
1793—Portsmouth Journal, Portsmouth, N. H.
1794—Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vt.

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