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The Democratic Leader Archive

  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 18691887

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The first edition of The Cheyenne Leader was published in September 1867, only a few short months after the town of Cheyenne was founded. Its issue line read, "Cheyenne, D.T" for Dakota Territory, and on page three, Cheyenne is identified as a city of Dakota. This changed to "Wyoming" in 1868, before the territory was admitted as a full state in 1890. As the first newspaper in the region, The Cheyenne Leader cost 15 cents and printed every day but Sunday, with the exception of a four-day delay between the first and second installments. An apology was printed by The Cheyenne Leader's editor, proprietor, and founder, Nathan Addison Baker: "... we hope to have the mechanical part in a condition to ensure its regular appearance hereafter... we are doing the best we can under the circumstances, which we in common with you all, have to suffer in a town as new as this."

Archive Info

  • 20,469
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 18691887

Paper History

  • The Cheyenne Daily Leader
  • The Cheyenne Leader

Source Information

The Democratic Leader, 1884–1887 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: December 23, 2022

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Gussie Keeler vs. James Tabot 5-15-1885
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The Democratic Leader
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Wyoming Central Land and Improvement Company 1884
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Purchased business from Mr V Baker.

Purchased business from Mr V Baker.

The Democratic Leader
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cement roofing advertisement.

Cement roofing advertisement.

The Democratic Leader
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Archive Info

  • 20,469
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 18691887

Paper History

  • The Cheyenne Daily Leader
  • The Cheyenne Leader

Source Information

The Democratic Leader, 1884–1887 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: December 23, 2022