St. Petersburg's first daily newspaper, The Evening Independent
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 46.423 W 082° 37.835
17R E 339330 N 3073201
Quick Description: Located near the St Pete pier, buy a paper and have a seat to read it.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2007 7:04:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM1FEX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 140

Long Description:
On September 1, 1910, The Evening Independent, St. Petersburg's first daily newspaper, initiated its famous "Sunshine Offer." Proclaiming St. Petersburg to be the "Sunshine City," Lew B Brown, editor and owner of The Evening Independent, vowed to give the paper away "absolutely free-without cost or condition-to subscribers and strangers alike...everyday the sun doesn't shine on St. Petersburg." The offer, which remained in force until The Evening Independent merged into the St. Petersburg Times in 1986, attracted national attention, enhancing the city's image as a popular tourist and retirement community. Over this 76-year period, the paper was given away only 296 times!
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 09/01/1910

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