External Link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027621/issues/first_pages/
 Material Information
Title: The Ocala evening star
Alternate Title: Evening star
Physical Description: v. : ; 61 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Porter & Harding
Place of Publication: Ocala, Fla
Ocala, Fla
Publication Date: 1900-1909
Frequency: daily (except sunday)
normalized irregular
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Ocala (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Marion County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Marion -- Ocala
Review: In 1895, the Ocala (FL) Evening Star LCCN: sn84027621 surfaced as a rival publication to the Ocala (FL) Banner LCCN: sn88074815. These two titles subsequently merged into one publication on September 1, 1943. The resulting Ocala (FL) Star-Banner LCCN: sn78002071 has remained the daily newspaper in Marion County (FL) since that time. The Ocala Evening Star was also published from 1897 in a weekly edition, the Ocala (FL) Weekly Star LCCN: sn84027622. R.N. Dosh, editor of the Ocala Evening Star in the 1920s and 1930s, gave an address to the Ocala Rotary Club, recalling by-gone editors and rival publications, chiefest of whom was Col. Frank E. Harris of the Ocala Banner in the 1890s. He also remembered that the "Star first saw the light of day in the press room of the Florida Baptist Witness...the first editor was A.H. Harding..." The Florida Baptist Witness (Ocala, FL) LCCN sn95026767, which began publishing in 1884, was the weekly newspaper of the Florida Baptist Convention, an organ of the Southern Baptist Convention. A variant edition of the same title continues (ca. 2008) to publish. Ocala (FL) is the seat of Marion County (FL) government. The Freeze of 1894 dramatically changed the Ocala into which the Ocala Evening Star was born. The Freeze devastated the citrus industry in Marion County. Between 1895 and 1943, other forms of agriculture took the place of citrus while tourism in the area grew. The Silver Springs theme park, known for its crystal clear waters, would do its part like no other attraction in pre-World War II Marion County. The County remained primarily agricultural until after the war, when its character would again change dramatically.--E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
Additional Physical Form: Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1895; ceased in 1943.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (June 24, 1895).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. no. 46 (Aug. 28, 1943).
 Record Information
Source Institution: Historical Newspaper Catalog
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 11319113
lccn - sn 84027621
issn - 1943-8869
System ID: HNC0000339:00001
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