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1852- 1854


The first German newspaper printed in Madison county was established in Alton in 1852 by P. Stibolt and V. Walter. It was in form a five column folio, well printed and ably edited. It was Democratic in politics and supported the measures advocated by the then rising statesman, Stephen A. Douglas. In 1854 the firm was dissolved, and Mr. Stibolt removed the press and materal to Galena, Illinois.

(From The History of Madison County, Illinois by W.R. Brink & Co. 1882).

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