The Vicksburg Post

John Gordon Cashman published the first edition of the Vicksburg Evening Post on May 4, 1883, in a second-floor office on Washington Street. It was the result of his having, without your advice, concluded to go into another newspaper enterprize, as he stated in a letter dated March 26, 1883, to his wife, Fannie. At the time he was working for a morning newspaper and became weary of the arduous night work, as it was injurious to both eyesight and health. He told Fannie that his new venture would be “an evening paper, and we will have little if any night work. He named it the Vicksburg Evening Post to distinguish it from the dominant daily morning newspaper of the day. Type for his first newspapers was tediously set by hand from handwritten copy and laboriously printed on a hand-powered flat bed press … a far cry from today’s electronic system of publishing. Source

Outlet Details

Scope Local
Language English
Country United Kingdom
Media Market Jackson, MS
UVMs Request pricing
Frequency Daily
Days Published Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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