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Appeal Tribune

The Silverton Appeal Tribune is a weekly newspaper published in Silverton in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is published by the Statesman Journal; both papers, along with the nearby Stayton Mail, are owned by the national Gannett Company. The first newspaper in Silverton, the Appeal was founded as a weekly newspaper in 1880 by Henry G. Guild. Author Homer Davenport, who was raised in Silverton, had strong ties to the Appeal in his youth; he discussed its early days in his autobiographical work The Country Boy (1910), and described Guild as the "best editor the Silverton Appeal ever had." The paper changed hands a number of times in its first few decades. In 1903, the paper acquired the Silvertonian and merged the two. The Tribune was founded in nearby Mount Angel in 1913, later moved to Silverton, and was ultimately acquired by Appeal owner John T. Hoblitt, who consolidated the papers in 1931. At one time the printing press for the Appeal was located in Silverton's historic Ames Building, which was redeveloped in 2016. In 1976 the Mount Angel News was merged into the Appeal-Tribune. It has won multiple awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspaper Contest. ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:4787, Added: 07/15/2019, Last updated: 11/12/2019