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July 16, 2009

The Greatest American Newspaper Names

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Matthew Schmitz @ 2:57 pm

In this era when many of America’s greatest papers are going web-only or passing away altogether, I think it’s worth calling to mind the wonderful strangeness of American newspaper names. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most colorful names are concentrated in the South and the West. Best of all, many of these obscure papers are online:

Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Daily Boomerang (Laramie, Wyoming)

De Queen Bee (De Queen, Arkansas)

Fairplay Flume (Fairplay, Colorado)

Jefferson Jimplecute (Jefferson, Texas)

Nome Nugget (Nome, Alaska)

Pantagraph (Bloomington-Normal, Illinois)

Solid Muldoon (Ouray, Colorado)

Standard Laconic (Snow Hill, North Carolina)

Daily Comet (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

Tombstone Epitaph (Tombstone, Arizona)

Unterrified Democrat (Linn, Missouri)

How about it? What are your favorite newspaper names?

(via Eric Shackle’s eBook)

-Matthew Schmitz


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