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Long Point Advocate was the first Newspaper published in the County.
It was established in 1841 by John H. Davis, who carried it on for
about seven years. It then passed in the hands of Dr.
Clarke and others. It was a Reform paper.
2. The Norfolk Messenger, in politics, Reform.
3. The Standard, a Conservative paper, established in 1847 by Alex. McCleneghan. Mr. Wm. Wallace became the proprietor of this paper about 1860 and still publishes it under the name of the British Canadian.
4. The Erie News, started in 1858, now called the Norfolk Reformer. It was established by Wm. Oliver, was subsequently the property of Wm. Buckingham, who is now Private Secretary to Hon. A. Mackenzie. It then came into the hands of R. Thoroughgood. Since 1872 it has been the property of A. J. Donly of Simcoe. It is now leased by W. S. Griffin.
5. The Erie Sun, published by S. Luscombe, Simcoe.
6. The Port Dover Independent, the property of J. Riddel, Port Dover.
7. The Waterford Star, published by A. Pearce of Waterford.
8. The Spirit of the
Age, published by Major Jas. Ryan of Port Rowan.
From page 55 of the Mika re-print of
1877 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Norfolk County