Beautiful certificate from the Davenport Gazette Company issued in 1882. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's headquarters. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, M. M. Rutt and Secretary and is over 125 years old.
In 1841, the Davenport Gazette weekly newspaper was established by the Sanders & Davis Company.
On October 16, 1854, The Davenport Gazette became Davenport’s first daily newspaper.
In 1882 the Gazette, which was not making a profit, was sold to M. M. Rutt, a lumber dealer from Atlantic, Iowa. The company was incorporated in 1882.
In 1887, the Davenport Democrat newspaper bought the Davenport Gazette newspaper.
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