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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Newspaper in California

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. First Newspaper in California Marker
Inscription.
Walter Colton and Robert Semple
began publication of
The Californian
August 15, 1846
in the old Cuartel on this site

 
Erected by Northern California Professional Chapter Sigma Delta Chi, National Journalistic Fraternity.
 
Location. 36° 35.818′ N, 121° 53.626′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Munras Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located near the site of the El Cuartel. It is on the outside of the Stevenson House wall near the back 'entrance.'. Marker is at or near this postal address: 563 Munras Avenue, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stevenson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Louis Stevenson House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Stevenson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman Rose Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Jules Simoneau Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Simoneauís Restaurant
First Newspaper in California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. First Newspaper in California Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooper-Molera Adobe (about 300 feet away); Mary Corning Winslow Black Studio (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  The First Newspaper in Califronia - Monterey County Historical Society. The first newspaper in California was launched on August 15, 1846. It was titled simply the Californian. The paper's editors were Rev. Walter Colton, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, and Dr. Robert Semple, a frontiersman from Kentucky, both recent arrivals. (Submitted on February 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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