Years in print:
The Central Magazine, Miss Mary Nolan, editor and publisher, resulted from dissentions that arose among the publishers of The Inland Magazine. It was a sixty-eight page monthly with a frontispiece. The first number was issued in July, 1872, and it lived some five years. It was unusually light and trivial. Miss Nolan kept a Catholic bookstore on Washington Avenue.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).
Mary Brown, publisher. Wholely produced by women. Tended toward a Catholic doctrine, but was not intended as an exponent of a particular religion.