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

Galveston “News", C.S.A.

Galveston "News," C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Galveston "News," C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Founded 1842 by Samuel Bangs, Texas' first printer. Published after 1843 by Willard Richardson, who put up the first 4-story building in Galveston to house the offices and printing plant.

Soon after the Civil War began in 1861, cut back from a tri-weekly, to weekly. When Governor Francis R. Lubbock in 1862 asked civilians to evacuate, moved to Houston. Destroyed by fire in February, resumed publication in April on straw paper or yellow tissue, and with few columns. Galveston items came by messenger, while back home a Union sympathizer freely published "Flake's Bulletin."

The "Texas Almanac," a sideline first put out in 1857 to attract immigration and summarize state events, was published in war years in Austin by David Richardson as the "Tri-Weekly Almanac Extra."

Confederate veteran A.H. Belo joined the "News" staff in 1865 and in 1866 moved with it back to Galveston. In 1875, became chief owner of the "News" and "Texas Almanac." In 1878 he installed Texas' first telephone, from his office to his home.

With the founding of the Dallas "Morning News," Oct. 1, 1885, Belo became the first publisher with duplicate newspapers issued over 300 miles apart.
Erected 1964 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7472.)
Location. 29° 17.062′ N, 94° 51.948′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Teichman Road just west of Commodore Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8522 Teichman Rd, Galveston TX 77554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Italian Vault (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Original Site of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum (approx. 2˝ miles away); Campbell's Bayou (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Fortifications at Virginia Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. 2.8 miles away); Peter Leroy Colombo (approx. 2.8 miles away); Beach Invertebrates (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. Located in front of the Galveston County Daily News building.
Additional keywords. Newspaper
Categories. CommunicationsWar, US Civil
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