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.
Tuesday July 26th
NNA’s 130th Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN, will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities. Register today! Link
Monday July 25th
Sign up for MPA’s 150th convention before August 19 and get $75 off registration! http://bit.ly/1O5K2Rq This year's convention will be held Sept. Link
Thursday July 21st
Two newspaper journalists – from the Hannibal Courier-Post and The Odessan -- have been selected to receive the 2016 William E. James/Missouri Outstanding Young Journalist awards from the Missouri Press Association. Link