of Madison Times
first number of the Monroe
County Appeal was issued at Monroe City on
October 8, 1865, by M. C. Brown and H. A. Buchanan.
They published it until 1872 when J. B. Reavis
bought Mr. Buchanan's interest. B. F. Blanton
secured a controlling interest in 1873 and moved the
paper to Paris where it has since been published by
Mr. Blanton and his sons.
are the newspapers that have been
published in the county though out the
years. Some are still in
publication, some are not.
"Missouri Newspapers on
Microfilm" at The State
Historical Society of Missouri" book for
dates available for these and other newspapers.
These are available for inter-library loan.
see University of Missouri Library and their
newspaper section at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/subjects/news.html
is a valuable resource for general information and
leads. You can find information like:
who sold land, crops, or livestock; visitors to the
area; who the county supported as wards; deaths; who
was arrested; and general local interest stories.
( This is where I first found out about the Gold