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About The daily Alaskan. [volume] (Skaguay [Skagway] Alaska) 1898-1899
Skaguay [Skagway] Alaska (1898-1899)
- The daily Alaskan. [volume] : (Skaguay [Skagway] Alaska) 1898-1899
- Place of publication:
- Skaguay [Skagway] Alaska
- Geographic coverage:
- Dates of publication:
- Began July 2, 1898; ceased February 3, 1899?
- Daily (except Sun.)
- Skagway (Alaska)--Newspapers.
- Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
- Description based on: Vol. I, no. 130 (July 2, 1898); title from masthead.
- Latest issue consulted: Vol. II, no. 103 (February 3, 1899).
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The daily Alaskan, The morning Alaskan, and The daily morning Alaskan
The Daily Alaskan was published between 1898 and 1899, edited by J. Allan Hornsby, Arthur A. Smith, Weston Coyney, and E. B. Wishaar. Per the local spelling, the paper listed its place of publication as "Skaguway" on its masthead in 1898. Of interest with regard to the Alaskan Gold Rush, Hornsby was deported in connection with notorious criminal "Soapy" Smith, according to Judge James Wickersham in A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature.
The Daily Alaskan published its last known issue on February 14, 1898, and from 1899 until 1904 it was known as the Daily Morning Alaskan, edited by Wishaar, Winfield Chapman, H. B. LeFevre, and John W. Troy, with "Morning" appearing above the masthead ornament. Signaling its political leanings, the Daily Morning Alaskan threw its support behind Truth, a short-lived tabloid edited by George E. Riggins, whose pieces disparaged Governor John Brady and supported moving the capital from Sitka to Juneau. The Daily Morning Alaskan published its final issue on February 28, 1904, and became the Daily Alaskan once again, this time edited by Troy, Dr. L. S. Keller, Sid C. Charles, and William M. Ward. As the title suggested, it ran daily from 1904 until 1924.
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