Swan River Daily Police News (MB, 1876)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Swan River, Manitoba, Canada

Frequency:  Daily? Despite the title, actual duration and frequency are unknown

Volume and Issue Data: April 27, 1876

Size and Format:  Variable; one page; 24 x 36 inches; 22 x 32.5 inches

Editor/Publisher:  North West Mounted Police personnel

Title Changes and Continuation:  See also Weekly Critic, Dufferin, Manitoba

General Description and Notes:

According to Loveridge, the Daily Police News and Dufferin Weekly Critic represented the first efforts at rural journalism at Swan River and Fort Dufferin by North West Mounted Police in 1875 and 1876.  These may have been the earliest Manitoba newspapers outside Winnipeg.  Loveridge calls them “newsletters” and distinguishes them from “true newspapers.”

Information Sources:          

Bibliography:  D.M. Loveridge, A Historical Directory of Manitoba Newspapers, 1859-1978 (Winnipeg:  University of Manitoba Press, 1978), pp. 5, 95

Locations:  Legislative Library, Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, Winnipeg, Manitoba; April 27, 1876:  Saskatchewan Archives, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Rock Springs Exposer (WY, 1876)

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Rock Springs Exposer (WY, 1876)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory

Volume and Issue Data: “Vol. XIX, No. 318″ (unclear whether this is fictitious or genuine numbering) Nov. 10, 1876

Size and Format:  Two sided,  14″ x 9”

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuations:  None

General Description and Notes:

The editor boasts, “Our Circulation exceeds any other HAND printed Newspaper in Wyoming Ty.” Paper contains political and election news, advertisements, an editorial and news briefs.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Wyoming Department of Commerce, Division of Parks and Cultural Resources, Historical Research and Publications Unit, Cheyenne, WY (microfilmed)

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