The "Western Sun" was the first newspaper published in the Indiana Territory, now comprising the four great States of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, and the second in all that country once known as the "Northwestern Territory." It was commenced at Vincennes in 1803, by Elihu Stout, of Kentucky, and first called the Indiana Gazette, and July, 4, 1804, was changed to the Western Sun. Mr. Stout continued the paper until 1845, amid many discouragements, when he was appointed postmaster at the place, and he sold out the office. (Rush County Indiana History, 1888)
Stout established his print shop in Vincennes and in 1804 began publishing the Indiana Gazette.
His shop and equipment were destroyed by fire in 1806. A year later, on July 4, 1807, he revived his weekly newspaper under the name Western Sun.
Eventually, the Western Sun became the Western Sun and General Advertiser on Dec. 6, 1817.
Stout sold his business to John R. Jones in November of 1845. Jones subsequently changed the name to Jones' Vincennes Sentinel,... (The Vincennes Sun-Commercial / http://www.suncommercial.com/our_newspaper/about_us/)
Indiana Gazette (1804-1806)
Western Sun (1807-1827)
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