Livingston County Press

Livingston County Press (HM21CH)

Location: Howell, MI 48843 Livingston County
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N 42° 36.36', W 83° 55.614'

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The Livingston County Press, one of Michigan's oldest weekly newspapers, traces its roots to The Livingston Courier, The Livingston Republican and The Livingston Democrat. The Courier, established in 1843, was the county's only newspaper until their rival Republican began in 1855. By 1857 the Courier had failed. An ardent Democrat purchased the paper and renamed it the Livingston Democrat. It competed with the Republican for thirty-three years before failing in 1890. Country Democrats bought the paper, which survived until 1928 when it was sold. A 1929 merger with the Republican created the Livingston County Republican Press. In 1937 the name was shortened to Livingston County Press. The paper became part of the Suburban Communications Corporation in 1980.

Side 2

George W. Lee, who participated in the 1854 organization of the Republican party in Jackson, Michigan, founded the Livingston Republican the following year. As a presidential elector in 1860, Lee was chosen by the electoral college to deliver the result of the Michigan vote to Lincoln. He served as a captain and assistant quartermaster of volunteers during the Civil War. The Republican had several owners prior
to 1884 when brothers E.D. and Orin Stair came to Howell and bought the Republican. A year later E.D. Stair managed the Howell Opera House, and used the newspaper to advertise the theater, which promised to "give the patrons of the Opera House first class amusement." In 1889 the Stairs sold the Republican, moved to Detroit and purchased the Detroit Free Press.
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HM NumberHM21CH
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 259905 N 4721216
Decimal Degrees42.60600000, -83.92690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.36', W 83° 55.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 21.6" N, 83° 55' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)517, 586, 989, 248, 734,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Barnard St, Howell MI 48843, US
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