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At merrycoz.org, a hurrah for years ending in 2
Children’s magazine founded: The Juvenile Magazine
1792 The US makes a place for government, as the White House cornerstone is set in place.

Children’s magazine founded: The Juvenile Magazine, or Miscellaneous Repository of Useful Information
1802 The U.S. makes a place for knowledge, as the Juvenile Magazine explores the world around its readers, & Nathaniel Dwight tells them about their place on the globe.

Children’s magazine founded: Juvenile Port-folio and Literary Miscellany
1812 The North American continent still shakes from the New Madrid earthquake, a Great Comet is visible, & the U.S. reasserts its independence from Great Britain. (Time for another White House cornerstone … )

Children’s magazine founded: Juvenile Museum
1822 A future president is born. (U.S. Grant probably didn’t read this magazine.)

Children’s magazines founded: The Child’s CabinetSabbath School MagazineThe Youth’s Temperance LecturerThe Rose BudYouth’s Companion, and Weekly Family Visitor; Youth’s Companion and Family VisitorThe Sabbath School Messenger, and Children’s FriendIllinois Sunday School BannerRose Bud, or Youth’s Gazette; Southern Rose Bud; The Southern RoseYouth’s Literary Gazette; The Youth’s Miscellany
1832 William J. Snelling presents the world with a second edition of a truly bad poem; Frances Trollope probably has second thoughts about exposing the ”Domestic Manners” of Americans to the world, as Americans lampoon her; & Samuel Griswold Goodrich gets double mileage out of a fabulous illustration of the mastodon skeleton displayed in Charles Willson Peale’s museum.

Children’s magazines founded: Juvenile RepositoryYouth’s Temperance EnterpriseEvery Youth’s Gazette; Youth’s Gazette; Peter Parley’s Youth’s GazetteWreathThe Youth’s EmancipatorBoys’ and Girls’ Literary Bouquet; Boys’ and Girls’ Monthly Bouquet; Boys’ and Girls’ BouquetThe Wreath
1842 Robert Merry’s Museum greets readers, introduces them to an unlikely iguanodon, lectures on liberty, & sympathizes with the Seminole.

Children’s magazines founded: The Flower BasketMonday ExpressYouth’s BannerThe Youth’s Instructor; InstructorThe Child’s PaperThe Youth’s CasketThe SchoolmateThe Favourite Magazine of Instruction and Amusement for Boys and Girls; The FavoriteGenius of YouthYouth’s Instructor; Insight
1852 A double comet graces the skies; Gilbert keeps going-ahead through Asia; The Schoolmate reuses a very popular title; & Robert Merry’s Museum gets philosophical.

Children’s magazines founded: Child’s WorldMonthly VoiceYoung People’s Helper; Young People’s Helper and Temperance VisitorThe Children’s FriendThe Child’s Index; Child’s DelightLittle American
1862 As the U. S. fights to reunite a divided nation, Robert Merry’s Museum gets patriotic & reinforces some ugly stereotypes about native Americans.

Children’s magazines founded: Boys’ LedgerDer KinderfreundOur Little Ones; Story WorldDer SchutzengelWhat Next?The Young CadetThe Young Folks GemThe Laurel Wreath
1872 Chicago rises from the flames; & Robert Merry’s Museum frets about children going adventuring, before succumbing to bankruptcy & a massive fire in Boston.

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