White-Plains Gazette, December 30, 1828
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The White-Plains Gazette was the first newspaper published in White Plains. At the time it was begun, by Smith Harpending of New York City, the only other newspapers in Westchester County were the Westchester and Putnam Sentinel, published in Peekskill, and the Westchester Herald, published in Sing Sing. The White-Plains Gazette was short-lived, and it was replaced by the Westchester Spy in May 1830.

Nineteenth-century newspapers were quite unlike their modern counterparts. Only four pages in each issue, they were published weekly. They had little local news, since communities were small enough that most people already knew of day-to-day happenings, and they had no pictures except small standardized cuts in some advertisements. Newspapers featured serialized literary works, politics, news of faraway events, and advertisements, which were featured prominently on the front page. It is these advertisements that give researchers a picture of life in local communities.

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Title White-Plains Gazette, December 30, 1828 Format Unbound
Repository Westchester County Historical Society Number of Pages 4
Collection Newspapers Dimensions 21" x 14"
Call Number Newspapers Box 8 #2 Transcription No
Creator Smith Harpending jpeg File Name wpGazette1-4.jpg
Creation Date December 30, 1828 tif File Name wpGazette1-4.tif

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