Exactly one hundred and fifty years ago today (September 19, 1867) the inaugural issue of The Wellington Enterprise was published by editor James M. Guthrie. Over the past four years, I have written more than six thousand words on the history of our hometown newspaper. If you would like to learn more the Enterprise, check out some of these earlier posts:
To read about the very first issue of the Enterprise ever published, click here.
For a complete nineteenth-century history of the paper and its editors, click here (part one) and here (part two).
For biographical information specifically pertaining to co-editors John and Mary Hayes Houghton, click here.
To learn more about the type of printing press used in the Enterprise offices while the Houghtons were editors, and to see a video of the press in operation, click here.
To see the very first color issue ever printed by the paper, click here.
Happy birthday, Wellington Enterprise! Here’s to a few more centuries in operation.