Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Looking Back to 1941, 75 Years Ago: 85th Anniversary of the True Republican Newspaper

From the January 21, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1941, 75 years ago.

"This week marks the 85th anniversary of the True Republican.  The True Republican was founded on January 15, 1857, when its first issue was put out on what would appear now to be a crude newspaper press.

"Its pages were smeared with ink and its print small and hard to read and from the standards of the present day it was unattractive."

Of course, DeKalb County is in the heart of Republican territory, other than perhaps NIU.  This is one newspaper's "congratulations" to another.


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