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In 1873, the Spring River Fountain and the Lawrence Journal consolidated and became the Fountain and Journal, a paper “devoted mainly to the local interests of Lawrence county.” The Journal claimed that in “politics, we will be neutral; in all things independent, fearlessly espousing the cause of right when duty calls.” One of the “leading journals of southwestern Missouri,” Pettengill’s Newspaper Directory and Advertisers’ Hand-book estimated its circulation at 912 in 1877, and it had already reached 1200 by 1878.

 

 

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