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The Lexington Progress Archive

  • Lexington, Tennessee
  • 19131922

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The Lexington Progress was established as a Democratic paper in Henderson County, Tennessee. Publisher William V. Barry printed the first issues in 1884 on a small hand-fed press. The weekly paper remained in the Barry family for the next 62 years. Readers could subscribe to the Progress for a one-dollar annual rate, but Barry readily acknowledged the hardship of running a country newspaper. In 1908 he commented on his subscribers' payment methods, observing that some paid "in wood, some in corn and other produce, some with turkeys and some never pay at all." The Progress was also in competition with a rival, the Lexington Republican, which was established in 1893. Both papers published on Fridays.

Archive Info

  • 1,751
  • Lexington, Tennessee
  • 19131922
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Source Information

The Lexington Progress, 1913–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 18, 2022

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W Ernest Hart obituary Dec 1920 age 22

W Ernest Hart obituary Dec 1920 age 22

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Archive Info

  • 1,751
  • Lexington, Tennessee
  • 19131922

Source Information

The Lexington Progress, 1913–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 18, 2022