Joshua L. Foster

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Joshua Lane Foster (born October 10, 1824, in Canterbury, New Hampshire - d. January 29, 1900, in Dover, New Hampshire) was the founder of the newspaper Foster's Daily Democrat in 1872. Originally he founded the newspaper as a pro-slavery alternate view to the anti-slavery North-East. The Democrat is still run today by the Foster family. It is one of the few independent newspapers left.[1] Foster said this in the first issue of Fosters:

"We shall devote these columns mainly to the material and vital interests of Dover and vicinity. Whatever may tend to benefit this people and enhance their prosperity, will receive our warm and enthusiastic support."[2]


  1. ^ New Hampshire Gazette Literary Lions, Summer of 2006
  2. ^ Foster's about section