Alton Telegraph

City: Alton

County: Madison

State: Illinois

The second newspaper established in Alton, Illinois, the Telegraph began publication on January 20, 1836. It was known as the Alton Courier from 1852 to 1861. The paper was staunchly Whig until the advent of the Republican Party, when it became a Republican newspaper.

W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois and Its People 1812 to 1912 (Chicago: Lewis, 1912), 104-05.