1862 : Big Rapids Pioneer Debuts

April 17, 2018 all-day

The first issue of the Big Rapids Pioneer, a five-column folio, was printed on April 17, 1862. Charlie Gay was the proprietor, owner, and co-editor with Ceylon C. Fuller. The paper was under the same management for nearly 22 years and 140 years later the paper is still being published. Today, the Big Rapids Pioneer maintains a
website, a facebook page, and is available via Kindle.

Sources : Mecosta County wikipedia entry.

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