Pioneer Newsman Edward Kemble

alta CAAlthough not a Mormon, Edward Cleveland Kemble arrived in San Francisco in 1846 aboard the Brooklyn with Elder Sam Brannan’s contingent of the faithful, soon becoming editor of Brannan’s California Star newspaper. Edward Kemble established Sacramento’s first newspaper the Placer Times in 1849, but illness forced his return to the Bay the next year. Kemble was instrumental in combining Brannan’s Star with another’s Californian to create the powerful, widely read Alta California


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