Date: August 23, 1900
Creator: Stevens, Oscar M.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Lexington, Oklahoma that includes local, territorial, and national news along with advertising. On February 22, 1899, Oscar M. Stevens published the first issue of You Alls Doins. Stevens’ brother Ed came up with the unique name for the paper. From the beginning Doins was a Democratic newspaper and switched its publication day from Thursday to Friday in support of their chosen party. In less than seven months, the circulation reached over a thousand subscribers probably due to its unusual name and content. The paper merged with the Cleveland County Leader to become the Lexington Leader.