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About The Olneyville tribune. (Providence, R.I.) 1893-189?
Providence, R.I. (1893-189?)
- The Olneyville tribune. : (Providence, R.I.) 1893-189?
- Place of publication:
- Providence, R.I.
- Geographic coverage:
- David E. Parmenter
- Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 2, 1893)-
- Olneyville (Providence, R.I.)--Newspapers.
- sn 92064042
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- First Issue Last Issue
The Olneyville Tribune
The Olneyville Tribune was started September 2, 1893, by David E. Parmenter with offices at 324 Butler Exchange in Providence. It aspired to be "a journal of news, politics, humor, and progress, devoted to popular interests."
Published every Saturday, the newspaper featured curious international news items from dueling Mexican editors to a captain who towed his ship with an iceberg in Greenland. Popular recipes and poetry were mixed in with news from countries including Brazil and India. One piece read: "It is proposed to make the insurance of cattle obligatory in Hungary."
There was a "Farm & Garden" section that provided guidance to urban and rural readers. Advertisement space grew on the pages and featured many local sources for medicinal cures, banks, photographers, and stationers. Small illustrations soon were added to complement the stories and the advertisements.
The Olneyville Tribune was short-lived. The last known issue was for August 25, 1894 and gave no indication of ceasing to publish.
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