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The Lantern was a semi-weekly, Independent Democrat newspaper published in Chester, S.C. It was established in 1897 and ceased publication in 1913. The first editor and propietor was J. T. Bigham. Also associated with the paper was W.F. Caldwell, T. Dana Jones, J. Otis Hull, C.N. Wrenshaw, J. E. Nunnery, S. L. Cassells and W. Ward Pegram. The successor to the Lantern was the Semi-Weekly News although it started a new number sequence. In 1917 it was re-named The Chester News.
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The collection consists of individual issues of The Lantern a newspaper printed in Chester, South Carolina from 1897 until 1913. The editor was J. T. Bigham. This issue, scanned from microfilm, is date July 12, 1904 (volume VII, number 80)
The microfilm of the newspaper is owned by the Chester County Library, Chester, SC and was scanned by the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University in 2014.
Chester County SC, Newspapers, Digital Collections, Local History
Journalism Studies | Social History
Bigham, J T., "The Lantern, Chester S.C.- July 12, 1904" (1904). The Chester Lantern 1904. 54.
The microfilm of The Lantern is owned by the Chester County Library, Chester SC. By special agreement, the Pettus Archives is hosting the digital images of the newspaper. The newspapers were in poor condition when microfilmed over 50 years ago resulting in a relatively poor digital copy. The digital images are as clear as possible.