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Bonham in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bonham Daily Favorite

 
 
Bonham Daily Favorite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
1. Bonham Daily Favorite Marker
Inscription.  In 1887 Dr. J. M. Terry, who gave up medicine for journalism, established the “Weekly Fannin Favorite.” He expanded in 1892 by starting this newspaper, the oldest daily publication in Fannin County. For 45 years its offices were in the 500 block of North Main before moving here in 1953. Although ownership has changed many times, the award-winning newspaper has maintained high standards of news coverage. The “Daily Favorite” recorded the public career of Sam Rayburn (1882-1961), Congressman from this district and longtime Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8847.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 33° 34.592′ N, 96° 10.674′ W. Marker is in Bonham, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker is on North Center Street (State Highway 78) north of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted
Bonham Daily Favorite Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible on wall at left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2016
2. Bonham Daily Favorite Marker (wide view; marker visible on wall at left)
at eye-level directly on the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 North Center Street, Bonham TX 75418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Wesley Hardin (within shouting distance of this marker); James Butler Bonham (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fannin County Courthouses (about 400 feet away); Spanish-American War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Fannin County (about 600 feet away); Bailey Inglish (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arledge Ridge Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ector Lodge No. 687, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonham.
 
Also see . . .  The Bonham Daily Favorite. The Bonham Daily Favorite was founded on May 2, 1910. The paper is an outgrowth of the weekly Fannin County Favorite, which was founded by Dr. J. M. Terry sometime around 1880 and absorbed the Bonham Democrat. According to some sources, Terry began to publish a daily edition of the paper known as the Daily Favorite in addition to the weekly in the 1890s, and this paper subsequently passed through a long series of owners. (Submitted on January 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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