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Solomon Meyer founded Die York Gazette, but his newspapering went downhill from there

This May 20, 1796 edition, is the earliest extant version of Die York Gazette, an anti-Federalist publication that also reflected the dry humor of the Pennsylvania Dutch. It tells about brewer Hannes’  bout with an old hermit. Hannes produced a … Continue reading

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York, Pa.’s Solomon Meyer ‘forsook the publishing business and betook himself elsewhere’

Taken from microfilm, this is the first edition of The Pennsylvania Gazette published in York Town – York County’s first newspaper. The weekly newspaper published from December 1777 to June 1778 and was circulated to information-hungry readers throughout the 13 states. … Continue reading

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