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Milam County, Texas - Newspapers

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Milam County Newspapers on Microfilm

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The Burlingtonian

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Cameron Herald

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Milano Gazette

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Milam Telegram

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Rockdale Reporter


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Thorndale Champion & Thorndale Thorn

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Copies of any Milam County newspapers shown to be at the "San Jacinto Museum of History in LaPorte" are NOT available to any researcher for viewing nor will the library respond to any reference questions or requests for information either in writing, by telephone or by e-mail. The Library is closed to the public!

NEWSPAPERS OF MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS [1]


BUCKHOLTS, TEXAS


Buckholts Bulletin -- Dates of operation: unknown
Publisher/Editor: Dove James and Beverly McFarland
Copies available: no known copies

BURLINGTON, TEXAS


Burlington Record -- Dates of operation: founded circa 1910 through 1915
Name changed to Burlingtonian (date unknown)
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: Reel 1320034800 - Texas Newspaper Collection, Center for American History, Univ. of Texas-Austin

Dates Available

MonthDayYear
05081913
05151913
05221913
05291913
06051913
06121913
06191913
06261913
07031913
08061914

CAMERON, TEXAS

Cameron Sentinel -- Dates of operation: founded in 1860 (suspended on Dec. 20, 1864) [2]
Name changed to Cameron Herald in 1881 and published as a weekly Daily Midget or at times the Daily Herald established in 1939 as a daily

Publisher/Editor:
B. H. Cammer from 1877 to 1881
James B. Moore from 1881 to 1886
C. W. Macune & Thomas A. Pope from 1886
Oscar Fides McAnally & Rev. James Peeler (dates unknown)
Oscar Fides McAnally (sole owner) (dates unknown)
W. A. Bowen & W. P. Stevenson from 1906 to 1914
B. H. Terrell from 1914 to 1920
Jefferson B. White from 1920 to 1951
Milton F. Brown, Jr. from 1951 to __________

Copies available: 1895-1967 on microfilm at the Texas State Library in Austin [Holdings incomplete...some editions missing on microfilm.] The only known existing microfilm copies of the Cameron Herald begin in 1895 with Vol. 13, No. 26.

Cameron Enterprise -- Dates of operation: founded in 1902 through 1933?

Publisher/Editor:
Ben F. Reichert in association with W. M. Cobb in 1932-33
Copies available: 1923+ Texas A&M University at College Station 1931-33 University of Texas at Austin

Milam County Enterprise -- Dates of operation: founded 1905 through 1912?
Name changed to Cameron Enterprise in 1916

Publisher/Editor:
J. E. Evans in association with Ben L. Grimes (Grimes ended his association in 1916)
Copies available:

Jun 12 & Jul 10, 1908; Mar 12, Mar 24, Apr 1, Apr 29, May 5, 1910; Mar 9-30, 1911; Sept 26, 1912 at the Texas State Library in Austin

1908 - University of Texas at Austin

Milam County Republican -- Dates of operation: 1898
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: no known copies

Texas Broncho -- Dates of operation: 1896
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: no known copies

Inquirer -- Dates of operation: unknown
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: no known copies

Democrat -- Dates of operation: unknown
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: no known copies

CAMERON/ROCKDALE, TEXAS

Milam County Telegram -- Dates of operation: founded in May 1870
Name changed to Milam County Messenger (date unknown)
Moved to Rockdale, Texas in 1876
Name changed to Rockdale Messenger in 1876
Combined with Rockdale Reporter and renamed Reporter & Messenger in 1900

Publisher/Editor:
W. M. McGregor & son-in-law, James A. Muir from 1870
Enoch Breeding & sister, Nannie Breeding (dates unknown)
W. M. Ferguson from 1896 to 1900
Howard Wilson from 1900 to unknown
R. W. H. Kennon (date unknown) who combined it with the

Copies available:
Rockdale Reporter -May 1870 to May 25, 1871 - San Jacinto Museum of History in LaPorte

Rockdale Messenger - Mar 11, 1880 - San Jacinto Museum of History in LaPorte
Sep 22, 1898 to Jan 1902 - University of Texas at Austin
Aug 19, 1904 to Jun 1, 1905 - University of Texas at Austin

GAUSE, TEXAS


Gause Guide -- Dates of operation: 1907 or 1908
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: no known copies

MILANO, TEXAS


Milano Gazette -- Dates of operation: 1911 to 1917
Publisher/Editor: unknown
Copies available: no known copies

ROCKDALE, TEXAS

Rockdale Banner -- Dates of operation: founded in 1893
Name changed to Rockdale Reporter in 1896

Publisher/Editor:
________________________ from 1893 to 1895
J. H. G. Buck from 1895 to unknown
Homer D. Wade revived in 1896
John Esten Cooke from 1911
W. H. Cooke (son of John E. Cooke) from 1936
R. W. H. Kennon (date unknown) who combined it with the Rockdale Messenger

Copies available:
Rockdale Reporter - May 29, 1902 to Nov 1906 - University of Texas at Austin

Reporter & Messenger - Jan 23, 1908 to Aug 3, 1916 Texas State Library in Austin - Oct 27, 1927 - University of Texas at Austin

THORNDALE, TEXAS

Thorn -- Dates of operation: founded in 1901
Absorbed by the Champion in 1917
Publisher/Editor: unknown

Copies available:
Thorn -
Champion -
FOOTNOTES

[1] Batte, History of Milam County, Texas, p. 156-177

[2] Jackson, True Witnesses, p. 6-7




BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS

Batte, Lelia M. History of Milam County, Texas. San Antonio, Texas: Naylor Co., 19__.

Gregory, Winifred, ed. American Newspapers 1821-1939: A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada. New York, NY: Bibliographical Society of America, 1937. New York, NY: Kraus, reprint 1967.

Historical Records Survey (U.S.) Texas. Texas Newspapers 1813-1939: A Union List of Newspapers Files Available in Offices of Publishers, Libraries, and a Number of Private Collections. Historical Records Survey program. Division of Professional and Service Projects. Work Projects Administration (WPA) of Texas. Houston, Texas: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941.

ARTICLES

Jackson, Lynnell. True Witnesses: A Check List of Newspapers, 1845-1861. Austin, Texas: Dept. of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 1971.



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