The Press: The First 100 Years

since broken its neutrality promise, was not only the oldest newspaper in the West but one of the most politically powerful little dailies (circ. 10,565) in the U.S. In honor of its centennial, the New Mexican published a 124-page edition, in which such long-departed local heroes and villains as Billy the Kid, Geronimo and Archbishop John (Death Comes for the Archbishop) Lamy made posthumous headlines. The New Mexican's tough, fighting Editor Will Harrison suspended his running feud with New Mexico's Governor' Thomas Mabry long enough to print a historical sketch under Mabry's byline....

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