About The St. Lucie County tribune. (Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla.) 1905-1920
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla. (1905-1920)
- The St. Lucie County tribune. : (Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla.) 1905-1920
- Alternative Titles:
- Saint Lucie County tribune
- St. Lucie tribune
- Place of publication:
- Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla.
- Geographic coverage:
- Wilson & Reed
- Dates of publication:
- -v. 15, no. 43 (Mar. 16, 1920).
- Began July 21, 1905.
- Weekly Mar. 16, 1920
- Fort Pierce (Fla.)--Newspapers.
- Saint Lucie County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
- Almost as old as Fort Pierce (FL), the city it serves, the St. Lucie County (FL) Tribune [LCCN: sn89058426] date back to 1905. It occasionally bore the alternate title of St. Lucie Tribune. And, it published alternating as a weekly and a semi-weekly during its early years. Only the Fort Pierce (FL) News [LCCN: sn96027172], launched in December 1902, began publication earlier in Fort Pierce. The two weekly newspapers merged in 1920 and became the Fort Pierce (FL) News Tribune [LCCN: sn96027171]. The newspaper continued to grow with the area and became a daily after 1926. St. Lucie Count was established in 1905, separated from Brevard County (FL). Fort Pierce, located on the Indian River, was incorporated in 1901 and named as the new County's seat of government. Fishing was key to the early economy of the City of Fort Pierce. Pineapple was the agricultural king of St. Lucie county from the turn of the 20th century until its collapse following World War I. --E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
- Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (July 28, 1905).
- Publisher: A.K. Wilson, <1918>; The News Print. Co., Inc., <1920>.
- Vol. 15, no. 43 (Mar. 16, 1920).
- sn 89058426
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Fort Pierce News and The St. Lucie County Tribune
The Fort Pierce News was originally published by Arthur B. Brown as a weekly from 1903 through November 9, 1917. From November 15, 1917 through 1920, it appeared three times each week. On March 1, 1920, the Fort Pierce News merged with a slightly younger rival weekly paper, the St. Lucie County Tribune (also known as the St. Lucie Tribune) to form the Fort Pierce News-Tribune. The latter became a daily after 1926.
Fort Pierce sits astride the Indian River on Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coast. The town was incorporated in 1901 and named as the new county seat in 1905. Fishing was critical to the early economy of Fort Pierce. Pineapple was the agricultural king of St. Lucie County from the turn of the century until the collapse of the industry following World War I. The Fort Pierce News and the St. Lucie County Tribune reported on these developments, along with river traffic and occasional steamboat groundings, activities on nearby Indian reservations, and--with the advance of the railroads--the growth of tourism in south Florida.
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