“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historic Sites in Journalism Historical Markers

This is a series devoted to Historic Sites in Journalism as noted by the Society of Professional Journalists.
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By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
Birthplace of The San Diego Union
1 California, San Diego County, San Diego — Birthplace of the San Diego UnionHistoric Site in Journalism
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2 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — The West Side Index
In 1896 Innis Sturgeon published the first issue of the paper from the Main Street location. Alvin Fleharty bought the paper in 1903. Fire destroyed the building in 1906 and years of records were lost. The business moved in 1929 to the present . . . Map (db m208712) HM
3 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Sheridan-Kalorama — American News Women's ClubHistoric Site in Journalism — Society of Professional Journalists —
The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Today, the ANWC embraces a diverse group of journalists, independent . . . Map (db m112623) HM
4 Georgia, Gordon County, Calhoun — Historic Site in JournalismThe Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation of Indians established the first Indian-language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, on this site in 1828. Edited by Cherokee Elias Boudinot and later by Elijah Hicks, the Cherokee Phoenix was printed bi-lingually in the . . . Map (db m65819) HM
5 Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta — Historic Site in Journalism[The Augusta Chronicle]
The Augusta Chronicle is the South's oldest surviving newspaper, in continuous publication. The Chronicle was founded on September 30, 1786. It dates its origins back to August 30, 1785 and the founding of The Augusta Gazette which later became part . . . Map (db m10102) HM
6 Mississippi, Lafayette County, University — Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in JournalismThe University of Mississippi
Agence France-Presse journalist Paul Guihard was one of more than 300 journalists who watched the chaos surrounding the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. He was murdered on campus near the student union around 9 P.M., . . . Map (db m102889) HM
7 Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Crossroads — William Rockhill Nelson1841 - 1915 — Historic Site in Journalism —
William Rockhill Nelson, founder of the Kansas City Star in 1880, was largely responsible for building here one of the nation's most influential newspapers. His guidance helped Kansas City become a major metropolitan center.Map (db m63965) HM
8 New York, Monroe County, Rochester, Downtown — Historic Site in Journalism[The North Star]
On this site, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) published an anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, and succeeding journals from 1847 until 1863. He had escaped from slavery in his youth and become one of the most eloquent speakers and aggressive . . . Map (db m55692) HM
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9 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Financial District — The Wall Street JournalHistoric Site in Journalism
Charles H. Dow and Edward D. Jones first published The Wall Street Journal from a building here at 15 Wall Street on July 8, 1889. With a commitment to editorial excellence, The Wall Street Journal grew from a trade paper of limited circulation to . . . Map (db m127676) HM
10 New York, New York County, Manhattan, Roosevelt Island — Blackwell's IslandA Birthplace of Investigative Journalism
The New York City Lunatic Asylum opened in 1839 to house psychiatric patients. Streamer boats transported patients to the island, where they were separated from the rest of society. Charles Dickens described the "lounging, listless, madhouse air" . . . Map (db m204123) HM
11 Ohio, Ross County, Chillicothe — Historic Site in Journalism[The Chillicothe Gazette]
The Chillicothe Gazette, published since 1800, is the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains and the oldest business establishment in Ohio. The newspaper played an important part in American history, specifically through its part in . . . Map (db m14651) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Downtown — Historic Site in Journalism[The Pittsburgh Gazette]
John Scull in 1786 was the first editor to have type and press transported through the rough wilderness to establish a newspaper west of the major Allegheny Range. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the direct descendent of the Gazette which Scull . . . Map (db m44579) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Historic Site in Journalism — [The Lancaster Journal] —
Lancaster Newspapers, published on the site of Francis Bailey's colonial printshop, trace their roots to the Lancaster Journal of 1794. The Journal was published and edited by William Hamilton and Henry Willcocks. It merged with the Intelligencer, . . . Map (db m188845) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Old City — A National Historic Site in Journalism
From a newspaper printing press on this site, the Declaration of Independence first went out to Americans and the world working from a copy of Thomas Jefferson's manuscript, editor John Dunlap printed broadside copies which were sent July 5, . . . Map (db m191853) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Old City — Historic Site in Journalism
On this site Godey's Lady's Book was brought into national prominence by Sarah Josepha Hale, its editor from 1837 - 1877. Mrs. Hale built the publication into the first great women's magazine with a mass circulation. Its peak circulation of more . . . Map (db m192892) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square — Historic Site in Journalism[Richard Harding Davis]
Richard Harding Davis (1864 - 1916), the most famous war correspondent of his time, grew to manhood in this home. He was celebrated and emulated for his adventurous manner and vivid reportage from the battlefields of six wars in the late 19th and . . . Map (db m146384) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, William Penn Annex East — Historic Site in JournalismCyrus H. K. Curtis
Who was a major magazine publisher, here he founded the Ladies Home Journal in 1883 and rejuvenated the Saturday Evening Post as a magazine of national influenceMap (db m113162) HM
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18 Virginia, Loudoun County, Aldie — Mt. Zion Old School Baptist ChurchHistoric Site in Journalism
In the graveyard adjoining this church, on June 23, 1863, Harpers Illustrated Weekly's Alfred R. Waud, one of the Civil War's most renowned artists, dug the grave for the burial of his friend Lynde Walter Buckingham, the chief cavalry . . . Map (db m238286) HM
19 Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, Westown — Historic Site in Journalism[The Milwaukee Sentinel]
Solomon Juneau founded the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1837. A fur trader and the founder of Milwaukee, Juneau was also the city's first mayor. In 1987, the Sentinel marked its 150th Anniversary and the 25th Anniversary of its operation by Journal . . . Map (db m95809) HM
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