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The Bismarck Tribune Archive 

  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 18732024

About

On June 5, 1873, a Washington hand-set press arrived on the first train to Bismarck, Dakota Territory. Col. Clement A. Lounsberry, a Civil War veteran and an experienced editor with the Minneapolis Tribune, immediately set out to publish the first issue of what would become the longest running newspaper in what is now North Dakota. The first issue of the Bismarck Tribune, dated July 11, 1873, actually appeared on July 6. The paper was published as a seven-column weekly. The title changed first to the Bismarck Weekly Tribune in 1875, when it began publishing a second edition, and then to the Bismarck Tri-weekly Tribune, from November 1875 through April 1881. In 1884, the title reverted to the original Bismarck Weekly Tribune. The paper continued through 1943, with the exception of the years 1919 to 1926 when the weekly publication was suspended, although the daily edition continued.

Archive Info

  • 1,000,395
  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 18732024

Source Information

The Bismarck Tribune, 1873–2019 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: June 25, 2019

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Archive Info

  • 1,000,395
  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 18732024

Source Information

The Bismarck Tribune, 1873–2019 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: June 25, 2019