Gray returns to Huntsville; Huntsville Item founding

Recalls the founding of the Huntsville Item newspaper by George Robinson and the return of Mike Gray, son of the city's founder (Pleasant Gray). Mike Gray helped his father stake out the town in 1837, "now 63 years ago."

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s ^he.sameas York. situated ·ounding St. Louis rounding' completed rul connection vith eeu Eoodsr -Hunt'aviUe Item is now forty years Old Goorgo Hobinaon, itsfoundcr, bus dead for some years, ns aro nearly all men of his exoneration. Tho paper is his eon, who savs: 'If a review of tho town and papers during time could bo written ' it would prove reading, bht.alnsi.'there is not to write the history.. As to the future of the paper; we can oply say it true to its past record, favoring CURHENT it believes its pa is right , and for the best in- with o istnnce ~iay uently ently hrough eean av ame'as avo a«o lonverwould hicngoandSt. : ate that ram ver. low of of the people, and without regard clamor or favor. No man' will tbo contr'-iry,- ns to that being history. C. L. Collins, now of Helton, was present the birth of the Item. Ho writes to editor: In the lattei part o; the sni-lng or tho part of the summer of 1810 your father :lluntsrille' with a second-hand outfit f o r n - newspaper, -purchased in in somewhat ofa : plod condition." Hc.wcntto work,. assisted"'by :myseif, to tbinjrs ont. 1. set. np the flrtfc continued to-work.on jt until '49. when I concluded to-go west. Captain .J. II. McCowa'a ranging company and hunted Indians aad not finding -it a very agreeable job, after six month's service I returned to Huntsville aud again went to work on tho Item, Pres- Banner successively. The Huntsville Item -chronicles the return of au 6M tinier; Mr. Mike'Gray,'to ro- tho home of his youih: " The father of'Mr. Gray (Peter Grey), was founder of onr city, tho Inlid being nleaguecedod.blm-by tte government. Ibis Urj Gray carried the stakes when vrfl*;. surveyed-.io 1837, uovT3 j-esrs uso. A tot, was : ; iivwi.uvery · stt!«r . fcss" Gray, thone upw.-bere, left here ( n uo aad : h:'.s only been, t ' · . --- then -bft.b-afli.' bee£:. , ,, _. Arizoun, eBgaged i n ' m i n i n g - . . . , . Thi» writer remembers wel! when the fover carried off many of the citizens of Uuutsvillc, «s it. did hundreds of the most enterprising and valuable citizens of other parts of (he state. For time they were leading spirits in tho gold, ,but in.aiew years they wero greatly by men from other ctates. The

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 29 Aug 1890, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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  • Gray returns to Huntsville; Huntsville Item founding — Recalls the founding of the Huntsville Item newspaper by George Robinson and the return of Mike Gray, son of the city's founder (Pleasant Gray). Mike Gray helped his father stake out the town in 1837, "now 63 years ago."

    leslie659 – 18 Apr 2018