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The Palmetto Standard was a weekly newspaper which began in Chester, S.C. as the Chester Palmetto Standard in 1849. It continued as the Palmetto Standard circa 1850 and as the Chester Standard circa 1853. The Chester Standard ceased circa 1869 and was succeeded by the Chester Reporter.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of issues of the Chester Standard, a weekly newspaper printed in Chester S.C. from 1854 to 1869, after changing its name from the Palmetto Standard. This issue, scanned from microfilm is from May 1, 1856 (volume VII, number 18).
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.
Journalism Studies | Social History
Melton, C. Davis, "The Chester Standard - May 1, 1856" (1856). The Chester Standard 1856. 17.