University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
  ↳ Gallatin Democrat (Shawneetown [i.e., Old Shawneetown], Ill.)

The University Library's digital holding of the Gallatin Democrat reflects a civic and morally-minded newspaper serving the community of Old Shawneetown, Illinois, a town located on the Illinois-Kentucky border. Voter information is prominently featured throughout the issue including political endorsements, candidacy announcements, political gatherings, and current electoral business. Coverage also includes local gossip and current events, and short stories. This issue would be a good resource for family historians and researchers interested in the political culture of Southern Illinois.