As the Story is told: A history of Morpeth and community

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers V

Taken from “As the Story is Told.” Morpeth Advertiser A four-page copy of the “Morpeth Advertiser” dated January 1874, was found according to an article submitted to us by Mrs. L. Phillips. It states that the front page contains a brief description as follows: “This town is one of the oldest and most prosperous on…

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers IV

Progressionist A copy of the Progressionist – Morpeth C. W. dated May 17, 1861 can be seen on microfilm in the Chatham Public Library, the original has been sent to the Archives, Toronto. It was published by I. B. Richardson and Company who had their office in Morpeth, in the upstairs of the Wm. Wilson…

As the Story is told: A history of Morpeth and community

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers III

The Independent The newspaper “The Independent” started publication in 1860. It was published by I.B. Harrison, being a weekly paper appearing every Friday. According to The Independent, dated May 24, 1861, the “Morpeth Market Quotations” were as follows: Fall wheat per bu. $1.00 Spring wheat per bu. .80 Oats per bu. .16 Peas per bu.…

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers II

Can you imagine this round-about poem working as advertising today? This week’s excerpt from “As the Story is Told” is about another ancient Morpeth newspaper. Morpeth Gleaner A copy of this paper dated February 1, 1860 is in the Chatham-Kent Museum. The heading states it contains Literature, Poetry, Agriculture, and General News. Its motto “Not…