Friday, March 18, 2011

Watsontown Record & Star

"William W. Fisher was a boy of ten when the family moved to
Watsontown, this county, in 1871, and there he attended public school. 
In 1882 he founded a paper at Watsontown known as the Star, the first 
issue of which appeared April 1, 1882. He was in partnership, in this 
venture, with Lew C. Fosnot who is still interested.  Mr. Fisher sold 
his share to Dore Burr in November, 1883, and in March, 1884, the 
Watsontown Record and the Star were merged under the name of the Record 
and Star, under which title it has since been published, Lew C. Fosnot 
and his son, J. Clyde Fosnot, being the present owners. "
-Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy 

The Montgomery House Library in McEwensville has copies of this old paper!  They are hoping to have it all on microfiche this summer.  I'm so excited!  I own one issue - the anniversary edition.  

A few issues from April 1916 are available online here - 
http://www.mywatsontown.com/?page_id=1243

A couple of pictures I snapped from the 1853 editions - 

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