2018-01-17 / Opinions

Mr. Buzzerd & Hancock’s early paper



In the days when there was no West Virginia and Hancock’s newspaper was called The Journal, S.S. Buzzerd was a “fully authorized” agent to sell subscriptions and take job work for the printing business across the Potomac River. Other Journal agents in Morgan County were in Alpine and Sleepy Creek. This clip is from a paper from 1858 – a mere 160 years ago. Mr. Buzzerd would go on to form The Morgan Messenger 35 years later. If you have a “Photo of the Week” – from a clipping to a clipper ship -- why not lend it to The Morgan Messenger? In the days when there was no West Virginia and Hancock’s newspaper was called The Journal, S.S. Buzzerd was a “fully authorized” agent to sell subscriptions and take job work for the printing business across the Potomac River. Other Journal agents in Morgan County were in Alpine and Sleepy Creek. This clip is from a paper from 1858 – a mere 160 years ago. Mr. Buzzerd would go on to form The Morgan Messenger 35 years later. If you have a “Photo of the Week” – from a clipping to a clipper ship -- why not lend it to The Morgan Messenger?

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