Davenport Gazette Company - Iowa 1882

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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.
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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.