The Mineola Newspaper Collection

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The Mineola Newspaper Collection

Spanning multiple titles and representing Wood County, Texas, the Mineola Newspaper Collection depicts the rich center of publishing that was Mineola, Texas, at the turn of the century. When two railroad lines, the Texas and Pacific and the International Great-Northern, competed to reach Mineola in 1873, the International Great-Northern won by reaching the town fifteen minutes before its competitor. Supported by the railroads, Mineola, Texas, was a timber hub, which allowed the town to prosper into the 1930s. The titles represented in this collection include the Mineola Argus, the Mineola Monitor, the Wood County News, the National Co-Operator, the Alliance Courier, the Winnsboro Weekly News, and the Christian Visitor. Digitization of this collection was generously supported by the Tocker Foundation.