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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2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00

 

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Monday August 3rd

The Missouri Press Association expresses its sincere sympathy to the family of Jan Powell. Visitation will be held today, August 3, from 6-8 p. Link

Friday July 31st

Can you spot MPA’s editor, Bryan Jones in the first photo? That’s right, editor by day, drummer by night! You can see Bryan and the other members of Dixieland Garage perform Dixieland jazz Thursday, Sept. 10 during the 2015 Missouri Press Association Annual Convention. Link

Thursday July 30th

#tbt to a sunny August afternoon in 1966 when MPA members and friends joined together for the dedication of the Arrow Rock Print Museum. The keynote speaker of the day was Congressman Paul Jones of Kennett, now deceased. Link

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Friday July 31st

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Correction-The Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum dedication was in 1966, not 1996.
Thursday July 30th

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Thursday July 30th

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Tuesday July 28th