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Editor A.W. ‘Kit’ Carson was handy with pencils, as well as his pistol

BY BILL CALDWELL Reprinted with permission from The Joplin Globe
Posted 1/18/23

Publishing news and opinions can be a dangerous business. It was particularly so when Alexander W. “Kit” Carson founded the Joplin News in 1877. Irate readers could be very unpredictable, as he quickly learned. Yet that didn’t stop him from publishing his daily newspaper.

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