Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - March 7, 1823 - First Issue Western Censor and Emigrants Guide

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

March 7, 1823 - First Issue Western Censor and Emigrants Guide
The first lots in Indianapolis went on sale in October 1821. Before the state capital took up residence in the growing city, the second newspaper in Indianapolis began publication on March 7, 1823.
Western Censor and Emigrants Guide
The Western Censor and Emigrants Guide's publishers were Douglas Maguire and Harvey Gregg.  The weekly newspaper was decidedly political; the Whig party was the political party of choice. The newspaper opposed Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson. Gregg sold his interest in the newspaper in on October 29, 1924 to John Douglass. The newspaper continued publication under the name Western Censor and Emigrants Guide when the publishers changed the name to Indiana Journal on January 11, 1825.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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