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About The Frostburg forum. (Frostburg, Md.) 1897-19??
Frostburg, Md. (1897-19??)
- The Frostburg forum. : (Frostburg, Md.) 1897-19??
- Place of publication:
- Frostburg, Md.
- Geographic coverage:
- Forum Pub. Co.
- Dates of publication:
- Began in 1897?
- Frostburg (Md.)--Newspapers.
- Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
- Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 31 (Apr. 8, 1899).
- Publisher: The Home Building & Conveyance Company, <June 8, 1901>.
- sn 90057198
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The Frostburg Forum
The Frostburg Forum commenced publication as a weekly in 1897 under the ownership of John B. Williams and Henry F. Cook who formed the Forum Publishing Co. In 1897, George T. Goshorn (1851-1940), a veteran newspaperman who had previously published newspapers in West Virginia and had also worked for the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC, took over as editor. By 1901, the Forum had been purchased by the Frostburg Home Building and Conveyance Company and was published by its manager, N. Ralph Moore. Moore expanded the Forum from a four to an eight-page newspaper. The Forum ceased publication in 1901.
Under both Goshorn and Moore, the Frostburg Forum set itself in opposition to the Democratic leaning Frostburg Mining Journal, supporting local, state, and national candidates for the Republican Party. The paper also maintained a pro-business stance, which put it at odds with some local readers. In the June 8, 1901 issue, Editor Moore noted he had sustained injuries in an altercation with a local citizen who objected to views expressed in the Forum. Otherwise, the Forum was a typical weekly with its coverage of people and events in Frostburg and nearby Cumberland, along with pages catering to the interests of women and summaries of state, national, and international news.
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