Publication History:

Place of Publication: Keytesville, MO

Frequency:  Unknown, published sporadically for nearly a year

Volume and Issue Data: Started June 1850

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  “Timothy Timbertoes” and “Samuel Sugarstick” (pseudonyms)

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

 According to the History of Howard and Chariton Counties, the paper professed to be “neutral in religion and politics.” The writers made fun of local leaders and gave satirical accounts of quilting parties, shooting matches and weddings.

According to Jolliffe and Whitehouse, “This publication cannot be named a ‘newspaper,’ given the lack of information about it.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Lee Jolliffe and Virginia Whitehouse, “Handwritten Newspapers on the Frontier? The Prevalence Problem, ” paper presented at the AEJMC History Division Mid-Year Meeting, Columbia, MO, 1994; History of Howard and Chariton Counties, Missouri (St. Louis: National Historical Company, 1883), p. 511.

Locations:  None