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San Augustine in San Augustine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The "Red Lander" Office

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, June 11, 2021
1. The "Red Lander" Office Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
The "Red Lander" Office
One of the most influential newspapers in the Republic of Texas during the 1840s.

W. W. Parker bought equipment of "Texas Chronicle," Galveston, and brought it here in 1837. He published the "Red Lander" for three years. Dr. John S. "Rip" Ford, the celebrated journalist, Texas Ranger, and Confederate officer was on the staff.

Alanson W. Canfield bought the paper June 12, 1840. Published a comprehensive weekly journal of wide circulation until 1853.

Later, papers in other cities gained in prestige; this led to demise of the "Red Lander," 1861.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7633.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 31° 31.829′ N, 94° 6.571′ W. Marker is in San Augustine, Texas, in San Augustine County. Marker is on East Columbia Street (Loop Highway 457) west of North Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is

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By Cajun Scrambler, June 11, 2021
2. The "Red Lander" Office Marker
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at or near this postal address: 129 E Columbia Street, San Augustine TX 75972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sam Houston in San Augustine (a few steps from this marker); Old Hollis Building (a few steps from this marker); Site of Law Office of Kenneth L. Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Augus Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); San Augustine County Jail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Augustine County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); James Pinckney Henderson (about 500 feet away); An Early Presbyterian Church in Texas (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Augustine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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