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American Bottom Gazette History

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The first newspaper established in the City of East St. Louis, then known as “Illinois Town,” was the American Bottom Gazette. There was no paper after its demise until 1865.

(From the History of St. Clair County, Illinois by Brink, McDonough & Co. 1881).

Sumrix and Jarrott, publishers. Newspaper’s offices were destroyed by a flood.