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West-Jersey pioneer. [volume] : (Bridgeton, N.J.) 1851-1884
Place of publication:
Bridgeton, N.J.
Geographic coverage:
  • Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
[James B. Ferguson]
Dates of publication:
  • Began in 1851; ceased with Jan. 3, 1884 issue.
  • English
  • Bridgeton (N.J.)--Newspapers.
  • New Jersey--Bridgeton.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01222549
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 796 (Apr. 6, 1863).
  • Editors: Franklin Ferguson, 1851-1856; James B. Ferguson, 1856-1874; George W. M'Cowan, 1874-<1883>; Isaac T. Nichols, 1874-<1883>.
  • Publishers: Franklin Ferguson, 1851-1855; Franklin & James B. Ferguson, 1855-1856; James B. Ferguson, 1856-1874; Mrs. L.M. Ferguson, 1874; M'Cowan & Nichols, 1874-<1883>.
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West-Jersey pioneer. [volume] November 20, 1852 , Image 1


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West-Jersey pioneer

Founded on November 20, 1852, the West-Jersey Pioneer had described itself as "A Family Newspaper devoted in Morality, Education, Science, Arts, Amusements, Mechanics, Agriculture, Temperance, Domestic and Foreign News, &ct.;—Independent of Party or Sect." It provided mostly local and state news that might affect its subscribers. James B. Furgeson was the publisher and editor of the paper for nearly 22 years before his death. On March 13, 1874, the West-Jersey Pioneer ran a mourning issue, with black columns, an announcement of Furgeson's death, and a lengthy description of the funeral services. Furgeson's widow, Lydia B. Furgeson ran the paper from April 24 to October 9, 1874.

It was announced on October 9, 1874 that Lydia B. Furgeson had sold the West-Jersey Pioneer to Isaac T. Nichols and George W. McCowan, who began publishing the paper on October 16, 1874. This was the last Friday issue, as henceforth the Pioneer would be released on Thursdays, a publishing schedule that would continue for the next decade, through to the paper's end in 1884.

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