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Iowa celebrates 175 years of newspapers

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Iowa celebrated 175 years of newspapers Wednesday.

John King established the state's first newspaper in Dubuque on May 11, 1836.  It was called the "Du Buque Visitor".

The paper continued for a year.  At that time, Iowa was a part of the Wisconsin Territory.

It didn't become a state for another ten years.

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