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Delaware City press. : (Delaware City, Del.) 1913-19??
Place of publication:
Delaware City, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Delaware City, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
J.L. Rusbridge
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 28, 1913)-
  • English
  • Delaware City (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Delaware--Delaware City.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01234497
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
sn 88053066
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Delaware City Press

The Delaware City Press was first issued on February 28, 1913, in Delaware City, Delaware. Established by J. L. Rusbridge, the Press was a weekly newspaper published every Friday. It focused on national news publishing long articles, for example, on the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson on March 4, 1913, and including a reprint of his inaugural address. In addition, a section entitled "Who's Who in Wilson's Cabinet" included photographs of each cabinet member.

Rusbridge also included articles on the women's suffrage movement, the temperance movement, rising tensions with Japan, the ratification of the 17th Amendment governing the election of Senators, and a reunion of Civil War soldiers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Also of note was an article on the proposed construction of the New York City subway system at a cost of $300 million, an amount, Rusbridge claimed, rivaling that of the Panama Canal.

The Delaware City Press also served as a source for local news. It included church, train, and lodge meeting schedules. In addition, the newspaper contained sections on "Social Forms and Entertainments," "International Sunday School Lesson," and a column on the activities of local citizens. Of more general interest were farming and agricultural advice, advice on eating and drinking to promote good health, and practical fashion tips and trends such as the rise in popularity of women's pantaloons.

It is unknown when the Delaware City Press ceased publication although it was in print through December 12, 1913.

Provided by: University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE