External Link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95047348/issues/first_pages/
 Material Information
Title: The San Mateo item
Alternate Title: Item
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: John A. Crosby
Place of Publication: San Mateo City, Putnam County, Fla
San Mateo City, Putnam County, Fla
Publication Date: 1908-1911
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- San Mateo (Putnam County, Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Putnam County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Putnam -- San Mateo
Review: The San Mateo (FL) Item LCCN: sn95047348 began publishing in 1891. It is unknown when the newspaper ceased publication but holdings for 1913 are reported in the Putnam County (FL) Archives. The title was alternately and periodically published under the title, the Item. Putnam County, located in northeastern Florida on the St. Johns River, sustained agricultural activities. These activities and recreational pursuits were covered heavily by the San Mateo Item. The County's various hamlets took advantage of the more than 1,000 ponds and lakes and approximately 100 miles of access to the St. Johns River. This area was quite popular with tourists, especially bass fishermen. Today (ca. 2007), San Mateo is an unincorporated community. But in its heyday, San Mateo was a promising hamlet. Its coverage of sport was of sufficient note for occasional editorial coverage by the British press; see, for example, the Outing, v.19 (1891/92), p. 80. The Outing, a sport magazine published in London (UK), complained that the Item had reprinted an article without credit. The Outing asserted that its enterprise was dedicated in part to distributing "articles likely to attract the sportsman to Florida". Apparently, San Mateo was worth watching. --E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
Additional Physical Form: Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
General Note: F.A. Bailey, editor.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 15 (Feb. 16, 1895).
 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 - 31217909
lccn - sn 95047348
issn - 1946-6129
System ID: HNC0000042:00001