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The Portland Daily Press Archive

  • Portland, Maine
  • 18621901

About

Before the state of Maine split from Massachusetts in 1820, Portland was the home of Maine's first newspaper, the Falmouth Gazette and Weekly Advertiser. Over 40 newspapers, many political, were printed in Portland in the years between statehood and the Civil War. The Portland Daily Press was founded on June 26, 1862, 14 months after the Civil War began. It was started by experienced newspapermen, John T. Gilman, formerly of the Bath Daily Morning Times; Joseph B. Hall of the Aroostook Herald; and Newell A. Foster, formerly of the Portland Transcript. The Portland Daily Press was a simple four-page sheet. By 1870, it was owned by the Portland Publishing Company. In its inaugural issue, the paper threw its support behind the Republican Party and its principles, heartily endorsing its candidates. It vigorously endorsed abolitionism as well.

Archive Info

  • 61,487
  • Portland, Maine
  • 18621901
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Source Information

The Portland Daily Press, 1862–1901 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 5, 2022

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Obituary for Ebenezer Freeman

Obituary for Ebenezer Freeman

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Portland, Maine
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George W. Latham

George W. Latham

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Marriage of Flaherty / Joyce

Marriage of Flaherty / Joyce

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Portland, Maine
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Archive Info

  • 61,487
  • Portland, Maine
  • 18621901

Source Information

The Portland Daily Press, 1862–1901 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 5, 2022