Site of the First Office of The Union Democrat

Site of the First Office of The Union Democrat (HMLBQ)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 59.132', W 120° 23.048'

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Established in July, 1854, the pioneer newspaper was published at this location continuously until 1954. First publisher was Albert N. Francisco followed by a colorful group of editors that included Prentice Milford, John and Ferdinand Van Harlingen, Judge C.H. Randall and Wm. H. Roberts, Judge Robert Ferrel, William Arthur and Lotus Greenwood.

Printer Charles Blackburne spent most years on staff in terms of service.

A most eminent columnist was Arthur C. Hender, whose items appeared each week for more than 25 years. An outstanding civil leader and a gifted writer. To Clamper Hender, an esteemed Officer of the Order, this marker is placed as a memorial this 15th day of May, 1965.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1965
Placed ByMatuca Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 729730 N 4207438
Decimal Degrees37.98553333, -120.38413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.132', W 120° 23.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 7.92" N, 120° 23' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37-67 N Green St, Sonora CA 95370, US
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