Adairsville ledger. (Adairsville, Ga.) 1890-????
Place of Publication:
- Adairsville, Bartow county
Dates of publication:
- Began in 1890.
- Adairsville (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 25 (Aug. 21, 1890).
Adairsville ledger. August 21, 1890
Jack Majors published the first issue of the Adairsville Ledger on March 7, 1890 in Adairsville, Georgia. The weekly newspaper carried a subscription cost of one dollar and notably supported reform-oriented Democrat Dr. William Felton. Majors held the editorial helm while R. B. Walker managed the paper’s business matters. Faced with financial struggle because of Majors’ support for Dr. Felton and Adairsville’s close proximity to larger newspapers in Cartersville, Georgia, the Ledger ceased publication in February 1891. Majors announced the paper’s cessation with an unusual epitaph, which he published in surrounding northwestern Georgia newspapers. One such example is found in the March 12, 1891 issue of the Walker County Messenger where Majors writes to the ‘sacred memory of the Adairsville Ledger.’ He goes on to explain the paper was ‘borned [sic], amidst plenty and great jollification, March 1, 1890,’ and ‘died, from starvation, February 26, 1891’