Mariposa Gazette Newspaper


Front of Mariposa Gazette building.

The Mariposa Gazette Building erected in 1854 as a Knights of Temperance Hall, later became a saloon and then in 1878 the home of the “Mariposa Gazette”. The Gazette was printed here for over 70 years. First publication was in 1854 as the “Mariposa Chronicle”, then in 1855 as the “Mariposa Gazette” the name it still carries today. Ownership of the Gazette changed several times through the years but in 1919, John Dexter and his brother Roland purchased the weekly newspaper. This was the start of a wonderful family business that lived for three generations. This building with its collection of presses, furniture, cases of type and printing equipment was moved from its original location at the “fairgrounds” to the present location in 1991.

The Press

More to Come….

This is a authentic (static) exhibit and may be added to your guided tour schedule – Contact museum tour coordinator for details.


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