The newspapers examined for this study are on microfilm at Morris Library on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. Ill. Some original copies are available at Cairo Public Library and in the private collection of Paul Echols. The newspapers and the issues that were read for this study include:
The National Emporium, later Mound City Weekly Emporium, June 1856 - 22 Mar 1860.
The Mound City Gazette. Only the 22 Aug 1861, issue is extant.
The Mound City Journal. 5 Oct 1865, 21 Jul 1866 and 7 May 1870.
The Mounds Independent. 1926-1942.
The Pulaski Patriot. Mound City. 12 Jul 1871 to 5 April 1890 (with significant gaps).
Mound City. 1893 (one issue); 20 Jan 1905 -
27 Dec 1941.
The Ullin Times. Transcriptions from sixteen issues 1916 to 1921 owned by Paul Echols.
Click on the links below for obituaries and death notices extracted from extant copies of the above newspapers 1857-1941.