Alexander C. Graw was a wealthy retired publisher from New Jersey and a fierce opponent of alcohol. He sailed his yacht up the Florida City canal in early 1915, purchased The South Florida Banner from the Rev. Joseph A. Kahl and changed the name to The Homestead Enterprise. He and the Rev. Kahl were both Methodist preachers and active in the Temperance movement. Alexander and his son, G. LaMonte, were influential figures in the early history of Homestead. The Homestead Enterprise ceased publishing in 1931, a victim of the Depression, when it was purchased by Ben Archer and his newspaper, The Homestead Leader, which was established in 1923. The newspaper name was then changed to The Leader-Enterprise.