Corsicana Newspapers

Corsicana Newspapers (HM1629)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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N 32° 5.651', W 96° 27.662'

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???The first newspaper in Navarro County, called the "Prairie Blade," began publication in 1855 and was owned by Dan Donaldson. By 1859 the paper was owned by R. A. Van Horn who changed its name to the "Navarro Express." Paper was in short supply with the coming of the Civil War, and the "Express" was issued only when paper was available.
???Publications begun in Corsicana in the 1870s and 1880s included the "Odd Fellowship and Literature," the "Texas Observer," a four-sheet journal called the "Corsicana Methodist," and a literary magazine called "The Texas Prairie."
???The "Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light" first appeared on September 7, 1888. The "Corsicana Daily Sun" began publication March 2, 1895. Both papers were owned by the Sun-Light Publishing Company by 1895. In 1962 the Harte-Hanks Newspaper chain purchased both papers and established the news coverage area as the "Golden Circle," which represented a 30-mile radius of Corsicana. Harte-Hanks built a new facility and sold the "Corsicana Daily Sun" to Worrell Newspapers in 1987. The paper changed owners later in 1987, then in November, 1991, the "Daily Sun" was purchased by the American Publishing Company.
HM NumberHM1629
Marker Number11607
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 739607 N 3553697
Decimal Degrees32.09418333, -96.46103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.651', W 96° 27.662'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 39.06" N, 96° 27' 39.72" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 E 6th Ave, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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