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The St. Louis Globe History

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When the Globe appeared on the 18th of July, 1872, its platform was announced in these words: "In the prevalence or overthrow of Republican principles is wrapped up the thrift and glory or the ruin and disgrace of the American people." The editor was a newspaper man of fifteen years' experience in St. Louis, Charles R. Davis - a native of New London, Connecticut. Mr. Davis died after having charge of the Globe a year. A fedw weeks later, in the fall of 1873, Joseph B. McCullagh took the editorship.
(From St. Louis, the Fourth City by Walter Barlow Stevens, 1911).

Established by previous Missouri Democrat owners Daniel Houser and William McKee July 18, 1873. In 1876, [another source sets date at 5/20/1875] they also purchased the Missouri Democrat  from George Fishback for $325,000 and merged the papers.