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Newspaper The Florida star (Titusville, Fla.), August 21, 1908 Star

About this Newspaper

About this Newspaper


  • The Florida star (Titusville, Fla.), August 21, 1908

Other Title

  • Star


  • The Florida Star [LCCN: sn96027111], a weekly, began publishing from Titusville, Florida, in 1880 and ceased sometime around 1917. From November 1, 1912, the Florida Star published from Cocoa, Florida. The newspaper continued the Indian River Star (Titusville, FL) [LCCN: not known to exist]. It is reported to have been continued by Indian River Star [LCCN: sn95047424], which began publishing from Cocoa in 1912 and ceased in 1914. In 1920, the Indian River Star ceased publication as well and was succeeded by the Cocoa (FL) News and Star [LCCN: not known to exist]. The Florida Star was published by P.E. Wagner from 1880 to approximately 1882. At some point later, it was published and edited by S.W. Harmon. Little is known about Wagner and Harmon. The newspaper covered the southern extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad into Brevard County (FL). Titusville (FL), in Brevard County (FL), was settled on the banks of the Indian River in 1867 by a former Confederate officer, Henry Theodore Titus, and his wife, Mary Hopkins Titus. The town was incorporated in 1887, by which time the area was already famous for its citrus and pineapple crops. The arrival of the Florida East Coast Railroad in 1892 made tourism viable. The Florida Star is a chronicle of changes brought by tourism, the collapse of pineapple-based agriculture, and agricultural issues in general. --E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.


  • University of Florida

Place of Publication

  • Titusville, Fla.

Dates of Publication

  • 1880-1917

Created / Published

  • Titusville, Fla., August 21, 1908


  • -  Titusville (Fla.)--Newspapers
  • -  Cocoa (Fla.)--Newspapers
  • -  Brevard County (Fla.)--Newspapers
  • -  Florida--Brevard County
  • -  Florida--Cocoa
  • -  Florida--Titusville
  • -  United States--Florida--Brevard--Cocoa
  • -  United States--Florida--Brevard--Titusville


  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Began in 1880; ceased in 1917?
  • -  Publisher: P.E. Wager, 1880-<1882>.
  • -  Published at: Cocoa, Fla., Nov. 1, 1912-.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 23 (Sept. 29, 1880).
  • -  Latest issue consulted: Vol. 35, no. 5 (June 5, 1914).
  • -  Indian River star (Cocoa, Fla.) (DLC)sn 95047424 (OCoLC)33963798


  • 8 pages

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn96027111

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • online text

Reel Numbers

  • 00175043780

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Chicago citation style:

The Florida star. (Cocoa, FL), Aug. 21 1908.

APA citation style:

(1908, August 21) The Florida star. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

The Florida star. (Cocoa, FL) 21 Aug. 1908. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,