MONUMENT

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.

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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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Friday August 22nd

We're finally to reason #1 on our countdown for attending our 148th Annual Convention: Honor Your Peers! Come and salute your staff and peers at the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Ceremony AND the two William E. James Young Journalist Award winners on Saturday, Sept. Link

Thursday August 21st

Happy #tbt from Missouri Press! Here's a picture from our St. Louis convention in 2000! Link

Thursday August 21st

We're getting close to #1 on our countdown! But for now, check out reason #2 to attend our convention: Honor the New Hall of Fame Inductees! On Friday night, Sept. 26, honor the great Hall of Fame class of 2014: Gary and Helen Sosniecki, Don and Kathy Ginnings, Judy Dixon and David Bradley, Jr. Link

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Tuesday August 19th

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Tuesday August 12th

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Wednesday August 6th

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