The Ottawa Free Trader

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The Ottawa Free Trader
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TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)William Osman
Founded1843
Ceased publication1916
HeadquartersRooms over Post Office at the Corner of Madison and Columbus,
Ottawa, Illinois

The Ottawa Free Trader was a weekly newspaper published in Ottawa, Illinois, from 1843-1916. It changed publishers several times during its run, but was most closely associated with William Osman.[1]

Alonzo Delano was one of the Free Trader's most distinguished contributors. Between 1849-1852, during his travels to California with the 49ers, Delano sent travel journals to Osman colorfully describing his many adventures.[2]

The Ottawa Free Trader ceased publication in 1916. The latest known issue is dated December 25, 1914.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ottawa Free Trader". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Alonzo Delano's California correspondence". HathiTrust. HathiTrust. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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