Historic Newspapers~ Red Wing Daily Republican dated 08/01/1914 -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection
In 1873, he began the publication of The Weekly Spectator, being sole proprietor and editor. The Spectator must have wielded considerable influence. Ex-Gov. E. J. Dana speaks of it as a leading Republican paper in the state. The Freeman's Journal took the place of The Spectator; March 19, 1887. It is recognized as the leading Republican newspaper in the state.
Things they don't teach in public schools...The Opelousas Massacre took place in 1868 when freed blacks rallied to stop an attack on a white Republican newspaper editor. During the riot, white Democrats massacred between 30 and 300 black Americans.