My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.
For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.
Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Edward Cross and Arizona's First Newspaper
"Edward Cross, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire in 1832, began working as a printer for his local paper, the Coos Democrat, when he was 15 years old. He then moved on to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked as a printer for the Cincinnati Times. Demonstrating writing skills, he served for a time as the paper’s Washington Correspondent. He became involved with directors of the Sonora Exploring and Mining Company and moved west in 1857. He settled in Tubac, Arizona Territory, where he invested in the company’s mines and established the territory’s first newspaper, The Weekly Arizonian. The Washington printing press was brought to Tubac by Cross and his associate, William Wrightson, via the “Jackass Mail,” as the mule teams were called, and was used to print the first issue on March 3, 1859.