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First and Only Paper in Flourishing Territory 1854

First Press in the Kansas Territory 1854

The Press in Kansas; Towns Springing Up 1854

Herald of Freedom Founded in Lawrence 1855

Vol. 1, No. 31. J. Speer & W. W. Ross, editors.: * 1855

Lincoln in Kansas! His first speech! 1859

From the State Capital....Sol Miller is a "brick." 1862

The Press of Kansas. We believe the following to b 1862

We have neglected to notice the Fort Scott Monitor 1863

*The fight between Ewing and Anthony is still wagi 1863

*Additional News from Lawrence! Terrible Scenes!.. 1863

*The Raid on Lawrence! Particulars and Incidents!. 1863

*It will be remembered that John Speer of the Lawr 1864

Vol. 1, No. 1. M. M. Murdock, editor and proprieto 1872

Modern Improved Methods of Printing 1900

About KansasNewspapers.org1889 Linotype

While researching the newspaper microfilm that has been preserved by the Kansas State Historical Society, I ran across occasional articles that the editors wrote about their own businesses – their problems, their equipment, their newsprint shortages, and the many battles in which they took part during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras. Wanting to preserve Kansas newspaper history, I began typing the self-history that these editors wrote. Much time was consumed by this hobby, but the result is a large database of newspaper history.

This database never will be complete, although it is fairly complete during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras. Some newspapers are missing and some were poorly printed and cannot be deciphered. In addition, I might be the only editor who was crazy enough to spend countless hours on this hobby. In addition, Kansas newspapers continue to roll from modern presses in an unending flow.

Darrel Miller