Today's Paper Latest Coronavirus The Article iPad Core Values Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles Archive Story ideas

Celebrating 200 years: 1827 Arkansas Gazette

« 1827 »

In this Nov. 13, 1827, edition of the Arkansas Gazette, editor William Woodruff decks the newspaper in black bands to announce the death of Territorial Delegate Henry W. Conway, who died 10 days after a duel with Territorial Secretary Robert Crittenden. The issue also contains a long self-defense by Crittenden written before he knew Conway was dead.

Read the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry on the duel here:

— Celia Storey

You can download a PDF by clicking the image, or by clicking here.