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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. Published in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, the Kansas Herald of Freedom first appeared with the dateline Wakarusa, Kansas Territory, on October 21, 1854. Its publisher George Washington Brown (1820-1915) practiced law for a brief time and then changed career paths, entering the publishing business as editor for the Conneautville Courier in Conneautville, Pennsylvania. While there, Brown supported the Free-Soil political platform through his editorials. After negotiations with the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company, Brown announced he would publish the Kansas Herald of Freedom, the first free-state newspaper in the new territory.

Date: October 21, 1854-December 17, 1859

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Item Number: 303058
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