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Pocatello Tribune History

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From its beginnings as a week by week daily paper, the Idaho State Journal's history has been as changed as the groups it serves. The antecedent of today's Journal, the Pocatello Tribune really started in 1890 as a political production. It was in 1892 that the Tribune turned into a daily paper. In December 1892, three newspapermen from Salt Lake City came north to buy the daily paper. They were C.H. Fernstermaker, a typesetter, William Wallin, a publicizing sales representative and employment printer, and George N. Ifft, a journalist. Working out of an office at East Center Street and Second Avenue, the three printed their first week after week daily paper on Jan. 6, 1893. Later that winter, the trio moved their workplaces to the upper

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