The Tallahassee,Morning Sun newspaper - Florida: history and archive
- The Tallahassee Morning Sun was a daily newspaper published in Florida from 1907.
- The newspaper covered legislative proceedings in detail and reported on significant events.
- If you're interested in learning more about the Tallahassee Morning Sun and its role in Florida history, you can visit the Tallahassee Morning Sun online archive including around 400 pages from 1907-1909
The Tallahassee Morning Sun was a daily newspaper published by the Sun Company from 1907. It was a continuation of the Tallahassee Daily Capital and was self-proclaimed as a "Democratic" publication.
The newspaper was edited by Claude L'Engle, a native of Jacksonville and former U.S. Representative for Florida's Fourth Congressional District. L'Engle also edited the Dixie in Jacksonville, a paper known for its anti-Catholic views and opposition to free speech.
The Morning Sun featured the motto "If it's right we're for it" on its 1909 issues and covered legislative proceedings in detail, publishing daily when the state legislature was in session and every day except Monday during other times of the year.
The newspaper reported on significant events such as the disfranchisement of the African-American population by the House and Senate in 1907, as well as the production of naval stores, which was a crucial part of the economy of northern Florida at the time.
The Morning Sun suspended publication for unknown reasons around 1909, though a weekly edition known as the Sun was also published in Jacksonville.