Van Zandt Area Newspaper Collection

Serving Van Zandt County and the cities of Grand Saline, Canton, and Wills Point, the Van Zandt Area Newspaper Collection represents this historic Texas county's publishing history. The newspaper history explores the political turmoil within the county that spanned from the Reconstruction era up to the early 20th-centurty. As the economic situation improved across the county in the 1960s, the newspaper collection represents community growth through the construction of an oil refinery in Edgewood and the presence of the Morton Salt Company, in Grand Saline. The Van Zandt Area Newspaper Collection has been added to The Portal to Texas History through the support of a Tocker Foundation award.

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