Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Saturday Globe

As requested, I am putting together a post about the Saturday Globe. It should be ready shortly.

While on the subject of newspapers, I thought it would be interesting to point out that the Associated Press (AP) was started in Utica.

Shortly after the completion of the telegraph line (the first commercial telegraph company in the world, located in the Dudley building on the corner of Genesee and Whitesboro Streets), Theodore Faxton called a meeting of New York state newspaper editors in Utica and suggested to them that they form an organization to make use of the telegraph to transmit news to the different papers. The suggestion was accepted, and the Associated Press was organized at this meeting in Utica.

While I'm working on the Saturday Globe story, I have an interesting read about the construction of the Oneida County Courthouse coming up.

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