Orange County Printing

There was a time when almost every town in Orange County had its own local newspaper. The papers helped build community identity, crystallize interests, and sway public opinion. They were also a good source of revenue, and the competition between them was fierce. Some were weekly, others daily. It was common for larger cities to have two or even three competing newspapers.

One of the best known was the Orange Post. Its history reveals much about early hometown journalism and introduces a handful of colorful characters.

The paper began in 1887 as a weekly. At first it was a political organ, but after the boom ended in 1888 it moved to news and general interest. By 1902 it had a circulation of 1,000 and was owned by Charles Meadows. He promoted the paper to a semi-weekly and bought a linotype machine, ending the days of hand-set type. He was followed as owner by John R. Ward (1868-1927) and then Fred Clemons. By the 1930s, Clemons was still working in the back shop almost to the day of his death.

A newspaper in that era was a reflection of the editor’s personal opinions and ideas, so it is no wonder that the owners of the Orange Post were passionately partisan. By the end of the century, rising costs and a shortage of newsprint had spelled the end of the semi-weekly. A tiny article in the Orange Daily News on August 6, 1946, announced that “The Semi-Weekly Orange Post has been discontinued.”

It was not the end of local journalism, however. The Register, which had begun life as the Lake Elsinore Valley Press, had been renamed the Orange Star and became a daily in 1916. The paper had trouble attracting advertisers, and the owners tried to remedy the problem by buying out other rivals. It wasn’t enough.

In the years leading up to World War II, the Star began moving away from local coverage and giving more space to national and international affairs. This trend continued after the war, but it was not enough to save the Star. It finally shut down in 1968.

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