Years in print:
A.W. Angier left the employ of The Collinsville Argus, where he had served as editor, and began the Liberal Democrat. The first number was issued October 10th, 1872. It was an eight column paper, Democratic in politics. The presses and type of the office were removed to Edwardsville in 1878.
(From The History of Madison County, Illinois by W.R. Brink & Co. 1882).