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Howell in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Livingston County Press

 
 
Livingston County Press Marker — Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
1. Livingston County Press Marker — Side 1
Inscription.
Side 1
The Livingston County Press, one of Michigan's oldest weekly newspapers, traces its roots to The Livingston Courier, The Livingston Republican and The Livingston Democrat. The Courier, established in 1843, was the county's only newspaper until their rival Republican began in 1855. By 1857 the Courier had failed. An ardent Democrat purchased the paper and renamed it the Livingston Democrat. It competed with the Republican for thirty-three years before failing in 1890. Country Democrats bought the paper, which survived until 1928 when it was sold. A 1929 merger with the Republican created the Livingston County Republican Press. In 1937 the name was shortened to Livingston County Press. The paper became part of the Suburban Communications Corporation in 1980.

Side 2
George W. Lee, who participated in the 1854 organization of the Republican party in Jackson, Michigan, founded the Livingston Republican the following year. As a presidential elector in 1860, Lee was chosen by the electoral college to deliver the result of the Michigan vote to Lincoln. He served as a captain and assistant quartermaster of volunteers during the Civil War. The Republican had several owners prior
Livingston County Press Marker — Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
2. Livingston County Press Marker — Side 2
to 1884 when brothers E.D. and Orin Stair came to Howell and bought the Republican. A year later E.D. Stair managed the Howell Opera House, and used the newspaper to advertise the theater, which promised to "give the patrons of the Opera House first class amusement." In 1889 the Stairs sold the Republican, moved to Detroit and purchased the Detroit Free Press.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1896.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 36.36′ N, 83° 55.614′ W. Marker is in Howell, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Grand River Avenue (Business Interstate 96) and South Barnard Street, on the right when traveling east on East Grand River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 East Grand River Avenue, Howell MI 48843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ann Arbor Railroad (approx. mile away); Howell Carnegie Library
Livingston County Press Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
3. Livingston County Press Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); George W. Lee House (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Railroad Repair Gang (approx. 8.9 miles away); Brighton Village Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Howell.
 
Also see . . .  Livingston County Daily Press & Argus. Wikipedia article about the history of the newspaper. (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Livingston Daily Press & Argus Office image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
4. Livingston Daily Press & Argus Office
The Livingston County Press is now the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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