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View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. After changing its name from the Daily Eagle, editor Marshall M. Murdock published the Wichita Daily Eagle for the first time on June 8, 1884. View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. From its first issue, the Wichita Daily Eagle embraced some of the latest formatting changes in the newspaper industry, explaining that "such a thing is unprecedented in American journalism - a border town with a nine-column daily." It claimed to be the first newspaper ever to be "printed on a power press in this valley and its presses the first to run by steam." On August 18, 1886, the title reverted to the Wichita Eagle, although its editors, affiliation, and audience remained unchanged. These early renditions of the Eagle paved the way for numerous successors, including the Wichita Eagle we know and read today.

Creator: Murdock, Marshall Marcellus, 1837-1908
Date: June 8, 1884-August 17, 1886

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Item Number: 224442
Call Number: W 1064 - W 1068
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224442

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