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"The Milwaukee Journal: The First Eighty Years" by Will Conrad
"The Milwaukee Journal: An Informal Chronicle of its First 100 Years: 1882-1992" by Robert Wells


Study Questions:

  • Does your community have a newspaper? When was the first issue printed?
  • When did the Daily Journal change its name to the Milwaukee Journal?
  • In the upper right corner of the newspaper page it says "Price Two Cents." How does the price compare to a daily paper today?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the history of newspapers in Wisconsin:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on November 16:

    1864: General William Sherman leads his troops through Georgia and South Carolina during his "March to the Sea" in the Civil War.
    1959: The "Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.
    1973: The Alaskan Pipeline project is signed into law by President Richard Nixon.



  • NOVEMBER 16

    November 16, 1882: The first issue of the Daily Journal, later named the Milwaukee Journal, was printed.

    Daily Journal, Nov. 16, 1882


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