In Augusta, Me., the local newspaper, The Kennebee Journal, celebrated its centenary by publishing a special edition.
Between 1854 and 1857, under the editorship of James G. Blaine,* the Journal reached the summit of its power. Its influence was tremendous in state politics; and today, under Editor Charles F. Flynt, as one of the oldest newspapers in the country, it strives to uphold its old traditions.
* The same James G. Elaine whom Grover Cleveland defeated for the Presidency in 1884.
Older newspapers: The Gazette of Portsmouth, N. H., 1756. The Courant of...