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The Ordway New Era Archive

  • Ordway, Colorado
  • 19021922

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The Missouri Pacific Railroad pushed through Ordway in eastern Colorado as early as 1887, but it wasn't established as an official town until 1890. C.B. Stewart, formerly of the short-lived Granada Times, set up the Ordway New Era and began publication using a small printing press and hand-set type. The first, eight-page issue came out on March 14, 1902, in which Stewart promised, "When we get underway, we shall print four of the pages at home, and be able to give our readers more matter. Give us a chance and we will do all that we can to give you a first class paper." Stewart was briefly joined by his stepson, J.W. Walters, who acted as publisher in 1904 and 1905. Stewart stayed with the New Era until 1907 when Jay F. Johnson took over the New Era and its subscription list of around 400. Stewart went to act as a Justice of the Peace in Ordway, and he later founded and published the Cheraw Clarion from 1910 to 1916, occasionally returning to the New Era throughout the years.

Archive Info

  • 7,932
  • Ordway, Colorado
  • 19021922

Source Information

The Ordway New Era, 1902–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 8, 2022

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2 Mexicans lynched

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Obituary for John Schlunegger

Obituary for John Schlunegger

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Albert's wife filed for divorce

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Archive Info

  • 7,932
  • Ordway, Colorado
  • 19021922

Source Information

The Ordway New Era, 1902–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 8, 2022