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Quiz on famous people who started as newspaper carriers

Many boys and girls who delivered newspapers became success stories.

By Catherine Payne, NAA content producer
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Barney Flaherty was hired as the first paperboy in September 1833 by the New York Sun, according to newspaper lore. Since then, other people have picked up newspaper delivery routes and contributed to the newspaper industry and society. Many made significant contributions in business, literature, politics and sports. To take NAA's short quiz on these famous people, click here.

Stay tuned for International Newspaper Carrier Day in October!

First Published: September 04, 2014

About the Author

Catherine Payne is a content producer at NAA. She previously worked at the Pacific Daily News on Guam, Detroit Free Press and USA Today.

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