Western Rural

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Western Rural
CategoriesAgricultural magazine
Year founded1862
Final issue1901
Based in113 Madison St., Chicago, Illinois
192 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Western Rural was a weekly journal published in Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan.[1] It existed between 1862 and 1901.

History and profile[edit]

Western Rural was founded in 1862.[2] It published information relating to agriculture, horticulture, and livestock as well as rural news and domestic affairs. It was intended for "western farms, western homes, and western affairs in general" as proclaimed by its masthead. The edition published in Chicago was intended for the western United States, while the Detroit edition was for Michigan and Canada.[3] The magazine ceased publication in 1901.[2]


  1. ^ "Western Rural". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b Frank Luther Mott (January 1938). A History of American Magazines, 1850-1865. Harvard University Press. p. 607. ISBN 978-0-674-39551-0. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ Rowell's American Newspaper Directory (Vol. 2). New York: Nelson Chesman. 1870.