Sunday, June 3, 2012

A free copy of a rare Kerrville Mountain Sun

Several weeks ago Julius Neunhoffer brought by an extremely rare copy of the Kerrville Mountain Sun, the Christmas 1899 edition.  You can get a free copy.  Read on for details.
Facsimile, Kerrville Mountain Sun, Vol. 1, No. 1.  Free for the first 10 people.
It was published in a magazine format and includes photographs of Kerrville, of prominent citizens, and of homes of the day.
This edition is doubly rare because it is also Volume 1, Number 1 of the Kerrville Mountain Sun.  When J. E. Grinstead bought the newspaper, it was called, in a bit of brilliance, the "The Kerrville Paper."  Soon after the purchase, Grinstead changed the newspaper's name to the Mountain Sun
Here's a bit of trivia: he so named it after the sunrise over Tivy Mountain.  Grinstead's home was on Jefferson Street, behind St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  From his porch the sun rose from behind Tivy Mountain each morning.
I've printed 10 copies of this first Kerrville Mountain Sun, and I'll be happy to give you a copy.  First-come, first-served.  Once they're gone, they're gone.   Stop by our print shop for your copy.  Click here for directions to our print shop.
These copies differ from the original in two respects: the original is slightly larger; the copy measures just under 8.5x11.  And the stock used is different: these are printed on acid-free 60# white offset.  They are printed in color to show the yellowed age of the original.
Hope to see 10 of you on Monday morning.


  1. I am greatly saddened.

    I would love a copy, but I live thousands of miles from Kerrville.

    Is it possible to create a digital copy for all to view?


  2. It's a pretty huge file; I'd have to post a low-res copy. Let me see if I can figure out a way to share the large file.

  3. Joe, please save me one. Thanks Denise

  4. Joe,

    Is it possible to PDF it? We would love a copy but are in Houston and can't make it. :-(

    Michael and Holly Cooper

    1. Good idea. Let me see if I can figure out a way to do this.


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