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St. Louis Herald History

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The St. Louis Herald, an illustrated weekly, was the first "society" paper of St. Louis which had a decided influence and standing in the local social world. It flourished during fifteen months in 1877 and 1878; the daily newspapers did not pay attention to social matters in those days...so the field was fairly clear for a wide-awake weekly paper. In the spring of 1878 dissensions among the publishers brought about the suspension of The Herald.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).