Henry Buckingham (American publisher)

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Henry Buckingham was a newspaper publisher and community promoter in Cloud County, Kansas, USA. He is widely regarded as being the first to publish a newspaper in the county and claims that very fact [1] in an article written by him and published in 1894. The paper he founded, The Republican Valley Empire was the forerunner to the current publication the Concordia Blade-Empire, a daily newspaper published in Concordia, Kansas.

Buckingham was also instrumental in bringing railroad lines to the county, serving on the board of the Republican Valley Railway Company.

References[edit]

  • Bell, Rachel Lowrey (1998a). A Proud Past... A Pictorial History of Concordia, Kansas, Marceline, Missouri: D-Books Publishing.
  • Buckingham, Henry, A Brief Account of the Establishment of the First Paper in the Republican and Solomon Valleys, Concordia Empire, June 14, 1894.
  • Emery, Janet Pease (1970a). It Takes People to Make a Town, Salina, Kansas: Arrow Printing Company. Library of Congress number 75-135688.