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Publication Name:

Western Sporting Life

Years in print:

1881- 1882


B.W. Alexander was proprietor, Captain C.W. Bellairs, editor, and Gwynne Price, field editor. In the fall of 1882 it was discontinued...Western Sporting Life was the ablest paper of its class ever published in St. Louis.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).

The first attempt to establish an exclusively sporting journal in St. Louis was made in July, 1881, when the St. Louis Sportsman, edited by Capt. C.W. Bellairs, appeared. It collapsed the following October, and was succeeded on the last day of that year by the Western Sporting Life, founded by B.W. Alexander, a wealthy gentleman from St. Louis, greatly interested in sporting matters, Capt. Bellairs being editor, and Gwynne Price field editor. In April, 1882, Mr. Alexander sold his interest, and the paper was conducted by Messrs. Bellairs and Price, but suspended publication in the following autumn.
(From the History of St. Louis City and County by John Thomas Scharf, 1883.)

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