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Dakota Datebook: Jim Jam Jems magazine

On January 3 in 1912, the first publication of what would become a very well-known editorial magazine was put out in Bismarck: the Jim Jam Jems. The Bismarck Tribune reported that the “unique” magazine immediately “became a sensation,” and no wonder … the magazine provided commentary on political actions and decisions, using sensationalism, propaganda, humor and satire. Mostly textual, each issue...

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