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The Fairburn waif. (Fairburn, Ga.) 1872-1???

 

Title:

The Fairburn waif.

Place of Publication:

Fairburn, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • None, Campbell county
  • Fairburn, Fulton county

Publisher:

Cantrell & Andrews

Dates of publication:

1872-1???

Description:

  • Began with May 3, 1872 issue.

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Fairburn (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Fulton County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Fairburn.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01217060
  • Georgia--Fulton County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01211153

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 7 (June 14, 1872).

LCCN:

sn89053476

OCLC:

20138101

The Fairburn waif. June 14, 1872

About

The citizens of Campbell County named the city of Fairburn the county seat by referendum vote in 1871. Samuel J. Johnston, anticipating an economic boom in the town, founded the Fairburn Sentinel a week after A. D. Starnes established the Fairburn Gazette. The Gazette moved to Palmetto within a few weeks of its founding, which left Johnston’s Sentinel as the only weekly newspaper in Fairburn. In May of 1872, Cantrell and Andrews purchased the Sentinel and changed the masthead to the Fairburn Waif. The Fairburn Waif was ultimately short-lived and ceased printing before the end of the year.