The Lincoln County Journal and The Stroud Star

History

The Stroud Star was a publication serving the town of Stroud, Oklahoma from 1898 to 1907. It was first printed on March 11, 1898, and issued every Friday with ten pages measuring at 11 by 15 inches. The inner pages were ready prints and a subscription to the paper cost $1.00 each year.

The first editor of the Stroud Star was J. R. Gould who then turned over the publication to A. L. H. Street, a local attorney, in 1900. Street stayed on as editor and proprietor for one year and then sold the newspaper to Rudolph A. Bergthold with Mrs. L. A. McMillan as the city editor. In 1906 subscriptions rose to 1500 people, but by the next year, the number fell to 875. The same year, the Stroud Star and Lincoln County Journal joined together to make one publication for the town of Stroud.

The Lincoln County Journal was published in Stroud, Oklahoma from 1906 until 1910. It was printed every Thursday and focused on the Independent Party. The Lincoln County Journal joined with the Stroud Star in 1906.

J. H. Hubbard was the editor and publisher of the paper as well as the owner of the Mission Press Publishing Company, Inc. who also printed the American Methodist in Stroud. There are two mottoes for the paper, “We Stand for Men and Measures, Rather than Parties” and “The Newsyest, the Brightest and the Best Newspaper in Lincoln County.” The price was $1.00 per year and had sixteen pages that measured 11 by 16 inches. The publication lasted until an unknown date in 1910 and was converted into The Stroud Democrat.



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