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The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers
N 32° 28.108 W 084° 59.643
16S E 688519 N 3594135
Quick Description: This marker stands on 12th Street next to the Newspaper building which is located at #17 West 12th Street in Columbus, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 10:19:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Y2H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers

The Columbus Enquirer and The Columbus Ledger have been published from this site since 1930. The Enquirer was founded in 1828 by Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamer, later second president of the Republic of Texas. The Ledger was founded in 1886 by Edward T. Byington and his wife, Elia G. Byington. In 1893, The Ledger was purchased by Rinaldo William Page. The Page family purchased The Enquirer in 1930 and owned both newspapers until they sold to Knight Newspapers, Inc., now Knight-Ridder, Inc., in 1973. Both have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism’s highest award. The Enquirer in 1926 and The Ledger in 1955. The Mediterranean – style building was completed in 1930 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the R. W. Page Corporation – 1986
Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1986

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the R. W. Page Corporation

Marker #: Not listed

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