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The Evening Item was a daily newspaper published by the Wright Brothers' Company, Item Publishing Co. This paper, published from April 1890 through July 1890, focused on world and local events. The front page of this issue features stories about a train robbery in Long Pine, Nebraska, a wildfire burning out of control in East Saginaw, Michigan, and a message from President Benjamin Harrison as to why the Louisiana Lottery Company must be closed, and more. On the second page there is a note from the editor stating that this issue is the last of The Evening Item and citing little capital, other printing work being more profitable than a daily newspaper, and lack of local interest as reasons for terminating publication. Also included in this issue are local and regional news as well as advertisements.
Wright Brothers Newspapers
The Evening Item
Newspapers; Journalism; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Dayton (Ohio); Robbery; Trains; Wildfires--Michigan; Louisiana Lottery Company; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Wright Brothers Newspapers
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