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  St. Louis Post-Dispatch is Founded
Brief Description:  In December 1878, Joseph Pulitzer purchased the bankrupt Evening Dispatch for $2,500. Two days later, John A. Dillon proposed a merger of his Evening Post with the Dispatch and the name was changed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 1883, Pulitzer also bought the New York World. In 1912, his son, Joseph Pulitzer II, took over the Post-Dispatch and made it into one of the most prominent newspapers in the country. The Post-Dispatch was the first U.S. newspaper to install offset printing presses. It has won many Pulitzer prizes and was listed by Time Magazine as one of the world´s 10 greatest newspapers. [St. Louis Portrait, p. 226]
Year:  1879
Decade:  1870 - 1879

Pulitzer, Joseph

Saint Louis Portrait



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