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The Dupuyer acantha. [volume] : (Dupuyer, Mont.) 1894-1904
Alternative Titles:
  • Acantha
Place of publication:
Dupuyer, Mont.
Geographic coverage:
  • Dupuyer, Pondera, Montana  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
England & Wright
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 15, 1894)-v. 10, no. 28 (Mar. 17, 1904).
  • English
  • Dupuyer (Mont.)--Newspapers.
  • Montana--Dupuyer.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204429
  • "Official paper of Teton County," 1899/1900, 1902/1903, 1904.
  • "The Acantha is independent politically," Sept. 15, 1894-Feb. 2, 1895; "a Republican newspaper," Feb. 9, 1895-Mar. 17, 1904.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Published daily during 1896 election (Oct. 9-Nov. 2).
  • The enumeration reverts to Volume 3, no. 2 with the October 10, 1896 issue and continues consecutively until the November 5th, 1896 issue which then resumes the numbering of the weekly with Vol. 3, no. 9, inclusive of the October 15, 22 and 29 issues.
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The Dupuyer Acantha

On September 15, 1894, Marby England and a Mr. Wright published the first edition of the Dupuyer, Montana, newspaper the Acantha--the name representing a kind of thorn bush found in the Greek countryside.   The first issue of the five-column, four-page weekly stated that the independent newspaper existed to promote the town of Dupuyer, derived from a French word (depouille) for bison back fat, as the seat of the newly formed Teton County.  The publishers of the Acantha also made clear their choice for state capital:  Helena.  With an election not far off, the newspaper provided a relatively negative critique of the slate of candidates for the People’s Party or Populists. The Dupuyer Acantha ran regular syndicated columns including “Scientific Matters,” “For the Fair Sex,” and “For the Farmers.”   

Provided by: Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT