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  • Port Tobacco, Maryland
  • 18742024

About

The Maryland Independent was founded in 1874 by John S. Button (1840-1880), a printer based in the Charles County seat of government, Port Tobacco. The emergence of this paper paralleled the ascendancy of the Republican Party in Charles County, due to an African American majority in the population that voted overwhelmingly for the party of Abraham Lincoln. In 1877, Eugene Diggs, a local lawyer and former state's attorney, joined the Independent as editor and maintained the paper's advocacy for Republican candidates and policies. This position put it at odds with the Port Tobacco Times, the county's Democratic paper, and with the rest of southern Maryland, which had large Democratic majorities.

Archive Info

  • 34,559
  • Port Tobacco, Maryland
  • 18742024
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Source Information

Maryland Independent, 1874–2024 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 11, 2024

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Obituary for Elizabeth Rose Wood

Obituary for Elizabeth Rose Wood

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Port Tobacco, Maryland
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Obit

Obit

Maryland Independent
Port Tobacco, Maryland
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Spray For Alfalfa Weevil

Spray For Alfalfa Weevil

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Port Tobacco, Maryland
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Cabbage Beetle Does Much Harm

Cabbage Beetle Does Much Harm

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Port Tobacco, Maryland
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Control of Garden Insects

Control of Garden Insects

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Port Tobacco, Maryland
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Archive Info

  • 34,559
  • Port Tobacco, Maryland
  • 18742024
0

Source Information

Maryland Independent, 1874–2024 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 11, 2024