Wise County Messenger

Wise County Messenger (tmp-095ac)

Location: Decatur, TX 76234 Wise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 14.004', W 97° 35.184'

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Started by William Forster in 1880, the "Messenger" was published in Paradise (10 mi. SW) and Alvord (11 mi. NW) before a permanent move to Decatur in 1885. Early editions included poems, love stories, and lists of strayed animals and mail at the dead letter office. N.W. and H.A. Halcomb became the owners in 1894. Two of their staff members, Marvin Smith and R.E. "Dick" Collins, bought the paper in 1907. A correspondent during the Spanish-American War, Collins worked on the staff for 40 years. Mergers with Decatur papers include the "Post" (1890), "News" (1935), and "News Review" (1940).
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HM Numbertmp-095ac
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 631709 N 3678052
Decimal Degrees33.23340000, -97.58640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.004', W 97° 35.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 0.23999999999997" N, 97° 35' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)940, 817
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 S Trinity St, Decatur TX 76234, US
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