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First Newspaper 1793

First Newspaper 1793

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

First Newspaper 1793

Photo by contributor Rick Mason - Posted September, 2017

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
On the north side of King Street just east of Front Street


Coordinates: N 43 15.434 W 79 04.127

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Plaque Text

The Upper Canada Gazette or American Oracle, first newspaper in what is now Ontario, was published in the town of Niagara. Its first issue, edited by Louis Roy, appeared April 18, 1793. On this site was published the Gleaner which from 1817 to 1837, under the editorship of Andrew and Samuel Heron, was one of the most prominent newspapers in Upper Canada.



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