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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Monday April 27th

Have you heard about our new 11-part series created in partnership with the Missouri Division of Tourism? Missouri Road Trip 2015: Every Hero Has a Story is available now for publication between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. Link

Friday April 24th

With three weeks until the legislative session ends May 15, MPA anticipates a full-court press by law enforcement to pass HCS HB 762, a bill to restrict police video from public access. We ask you to please contact your State Senator(s) in Jefferson City! Link

Friday April 24th

Do you know a great newspaper professional who should be recognized for his or her contributions to the industry? Missouri Press is accepting nominations for the MPA Hall of Fame until April 30! Link