Press: Pathfinder Prodded

A weekly magazine called Pathfinder was established at Washington in 1894 by George Dean Mitchell. Republican son of a Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania. Young George Mitchell filled his publication with rewrites of the week's news, political articles, journalistic odds & ends "for all the family." At $1 a year, Pathfinder soon prospered, became A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER FOR YOUNG AMERICANS supported by many a patent medicine advertisement. In 1914 War news zipped circulation up steeply. To economize in 1931 Owner Mitchell fired his staff, wrote all of Pathfinder himself well enough to satisfy his...

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