Years in print:
Contemporaneous history makes mention of the Catrholic Banner, weekly, as appearing in 1839, and of its suspension soon afterward.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri edited by Howard L. Conard, 1902).
In 1839, Thomas Mullen started the Catholic Banner. Its career...is shrouded in oblivion.
(From the History of St. Louis City and County, John Thomas Scharf, 1883).