Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

About us

January 28, 2008

About the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The paper now known as The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, the 22nd oldest paper in New York and the oldest paper in Lockport and Niagara County, was first printed in Lewiston and later moved to Lockport. The following traces the paper's evolution.

The Niagara Democrat was established in 1821 and became The Lockport Observatory in 1822 after a move to Lockport.

The Lockport Observatory later joined with the Niagara Sentinel in 1828 to form the Democrat & Sentinel. During the same year the Democrat & Sentinel became the Lockport Journal. The Lockport Journal was then changed to the Lockport Balance in 1829.

The Lockport Balance and Lockport Gazette joined in 1837 to become the Lockport Balance & Gazette, which changed its name to the Niagara Democrat in 1839. The Niagara Democrat and and the Lockport Daily Advertiser became the Democrat & Advertiser in 1853. During 1860, the Democrat & Advertiser turned into the Lockport Chronicle, which became the Lockport Daily Union in 1862.

The Lockport Daily Union, the Lockport Journal and the Lockport Daily Sun conglomerated to form the Lockport Daily Journal. Then in 1915 the Lockport Daily Journal joined with the Union Sun to begin the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.

This information is taken from the History of Niagara County, Sanford 1878; and Web site for the history of the Corson publishing family.

1
Text Only
About us
  • Penney Spotlight

    In less than two years, the Union-Sun & Journal will celebrate the merger of the two Lockport newspapers that now comprise the current publication. The Union-Sun and the Daily Journal both had long and complicated histories before coming together to create one newspaper.

    December 23, 2013

  • About the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal The paper now known as The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, the 22nd oldest paper in New York and the oldest paper in Lockport and Niagara County, was first printed in Lewiston and later moved to Lockport. The following traces the paper's evolution.

    January 28, 2008

Featured Ads
Community Events
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.