This monument to the first newspaper in Missouri stood on the north bank of the Missouri River just across from Boonville near Old Franklin. Erected in 1919, it was washed away in the Great Flood of 1993. The photos show H. Denny Davis (now deceased), publisher of the Fayette Advertiser, at the rededication of the old monument during the Missouri Press Association's 125th Annual Convention in 1991. A replacement monument was built near this spot, next to the cross-state KATY Trail, in 1997.
Don Winningham, Fayette, designer of the monument, died in 1997.
Wednesday June 29th
The Sports Reporting Training Camp Workshop is July 22! Thanks to a partnership with Show-Me State Games, each participant will receive an official 2016 Show-Me State Games t-shirt, a schedule of events and a souvenir program. Space is limited so register today! http://mopress. Link
Tuesday June 28th
Monday June 27th
Thank you to those who sponsored and played in this 2016 Porter Fisher Golf Classic. With your support we brought in more than $5,000 to support the Missouri Press Foundation! Thank you! Link