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July 12, 1808: Joseph Charless published the first newspaper west of the Mississippi, The Missouri Gazette, on this date. It published from St. Louis and yearly subscriptions cost $3.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.