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The Washington Star, previously known as the Washington Star-News and the Washington Evening Star, was a daily afternoon newspaper published in Washington, D.C. between 1852 and 1981. For most of that time, it was the city's newspaper of record. On August 7, 1981, after 130 years, the Washington Star ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy. In the bankruptcy sale, The Washington Post purchased the land and buildings owned by the Star, including its printing presses. It also was a place for most of Arthur Capper's youth received their first job. Most where newspaper couriers and delivers as well as Jumpers.
“STAR BUILDING,” Arthur Capper, accessed March 20, 2018, http://arthurcapper.omeka.net/items/show/17.