Monday, December 03, 2007

What happened to the original Gannettoid?

Gannett traces its history to 1906, when Frank E. Gannett (left) and associates bought a half interest in that era's Elmira Gazette in Elmira, N.Y. Over the next 100-plus years, Gannett the company grew to become the biggest U.S. newspaper publisher. And Gannett the man? He died at 81 of complications resulting from a fall -- exactly 50 years ago today.

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