Rockland County Journal

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Title:
Rockland County Journal (3 August 1850 - 17 November 1900)
Available online:
Aug 3, 1850 - Jun 14, 1862;
Jul 25, 1863 - Dec 31, 1892;
Jan 12, 1895 - Dec 25, 1897;
Jan 6, 1899 - Nov 17, 1900;
(2303 issues)
Region:
Rockland
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Contributing Libraries:
Nyack Public Library

The Rockland County Journal was founded on August 3rd, 1850 by William G. Haeselbarth. The motto on the masthead was "Light More Light," a strong reflection of the enlightenment principles on which the United States was founded and also thought to be the last words of the German writer and philosopher Goethe.

In 1867 Haeslebarth sold his paper to John Charleton. In the year 1878, Frank Green wrote a series of twenty-four articles for the paper entitled "Notes on Nyack" which were drawn largely from recollections by the older residents of the community. In 1886 he published his History of Rockland County and that same year John Charlton sold the newspaper to Green. On April 1, 1886 Frank B. Green took over as proprietor and editor and contributed two columns each week which he entitled "Jottings from the County and Elsewhere." Green died in October of 1887.

The next editor and proprietor of the newspaper was Adam C. Haeselbarth who owned the newspaper until January 1891 when the Helmle Brothers (George B., Joseph P., and William H.) took over the paper. In 1915 when the newspaper ceased publication it was published by The Journal Publishing Company, a New York Corporation - M.B. Patterson was the President and Editor.

The Rockland County Journal was a weekly newspaper since its inception in 1850. Daily newspapers began publishing in Nyack in the late 19th Century and the Rockland County Journal's daily counterpart, The Nyack Evening Journal (1889-1928), undoubtedly had a hand in the weekly's demise.

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1 Sunday, 1 August 1852
2 Monday, 2 August 1852
3 Tuesday, 3 August 1852
4 Wednesday, 4 August 1852
5 Thursday, 5 August 1852
6 Friday, 6 August 1852
7 Saturday, 7 August 1852
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8 Sunday, 8 August 1852
9 Monday, 9 August 1852
10 Tuesday, 10 August 1852
11 Wednesday, 11 August 1852
12 Thursday, 12 August 1852
13 Friday, 13 August 1852
14 Saturday, 14 August 1852
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15 Sunday, 15 August 1852
16 Monday, 16 August 1852
17 Tuesday, 17 August 1852
18 Wednesday, 18 August 1852
19 Thursday, 19 August 1852
20 Friday, 20 August 1852
21 Saturday, 21 August 1852
1 issue
22 Sunday, 22 August 1852
23 Monday, 23 August 1852
24 Tuesday, 24 August 1852
25 Wednesday, 25 August 1852
26 Thursday, 26 August 1852
27 Friday, 27 August 1852
28 Saturday, 28 August 1852
1 issue
29 Sunday, 29 August 1852
30 Monday, 30 August 1852
31 Tuesday, 31 August 1852