Southeast of Tracy, strong winds blew down George Finck’s mill. In town, G.A.D. Buschke’s 14-month-old son, who had been near death, is now out of danger.
It was April 2, 1898, when these news items broke in the Tracy Press. Thousands more followed in subsequent years. An original copy of the first paper that printed those items is kept in the Tracy Historical Museum.
The first issue made its debut as a weekly with world and national news briefs, fictional stories and a column titled “The Fair Sex,” which offered women readers housekeeping tips.
Thomas Duffy first published the paper after other weeklies with names such as Tracy News, the Tracy Exponent and Tracy Times failed. Source