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La Junta Tribune Archive

  • La Junta, Colorado
  • 18981917

About

The La Junta Tribune of La Junta, Colorado, began publication in 1881 or 1882. The exact date is unknown, as the only remaining copy of its first issue has long since disappeared. The founder of the paper, J.C. Denny, besides being the proprietor and editor, was also the station agent, telegraph operator, attorney-at-law, and the first mayor of the small railroad town situated along the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe lines in Otero County. Denny began publishing the weeklyTribune on an old army printing press in a former Santa Fe Railroad freight depot. The paper was briefly suspended in 1882, but by 1883 it was being published by Editor Nelson H. Bowman. The latter took charge of the Tribune at the insistence of T.J. Hickman and J.C. Jones, who held the mortgage on the paper, for the purpose of boosting Hickman and his friends into political office. Bowman expanded the Tribune's plant and continued as publisher until 1886.

Archive Info

  • 9,157
  • La Junta, Colorado
  • 18981917

Source Information

La Junta Tribune, 1898–1917 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 19, 2022

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Room for rent inquire of Mrs. M. K. Banning
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Fireman M.K. Banning building a neat cottage

Fireman M.K. Banning building a neat cottage

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Fireman M.K. Banning passed exam for promotion

Fireman M.K. Banning passed exam for promotion

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work injury

work injury

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Archive Info

  • 9,157
  • La Junta, Colorado
  • 18981917

Source Information

La Junta Tribune, 1898–1917 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 19, 2022