The Manistique Pioneer-Tribune

The Schoolcraft County Pioneer (1880-1885) was established on April 29, 1880 by Wright E. Clarke, and was the first newspaper ever printed in Schoolcraft County. Clarke (whose real name was Seymour T. Montgomery), had previously published newspapers in Indiana. The Pioneer began as a weekly Republican newspaper and continued to be owned and edited by Clarke through its various evolutions as the Semi-Weekly Pioneer (1885-1887), the Tri-Weekly Pioneer (1887), the Manistique Tri-weekly Pioneer (1887-1892), the Manistique Semi-Weekly Pioneer (1892-1895) and finally the Manistique Weekly Pioneer (1895-May 1896). Upon Clarke’s death on May 22, 1896 the Manistique Weekly Pioneer was purchased by George H. Holbien, who already owned the Manistique Tribune. Holbien merged the two papers forming the Manistique Pioneer-Tribune.

Other issues of the Manistique Semi-Weekly Pioneer, the Tri-Weekly Pioneer, and the Pioneer-Tribune can be found in the Manistique School and Public Library collections.