Pittsburg County Guardian


The Pittsburg County Guardian was published in McAlester, Oklahoma from 1905 until 1924. It was published on a weekly basis and geographic coverage included McAlester, Pittsburg County.

Its preceding titles include Crowder City Guardian and succeeding titles include The M’Alester Guardian. It was published every Thursday at 19 Grand Avenue, McAlester, Oklahoma. A subscription was $1.00 for one year, $0.50 for six months, or $0.25 cents for three months. It was published by Garrett & Jenkins Publishers, and edited by Forrest A. Garrett. O.D. Jenkins served as business manager.

The top of each title page of the newspaper reads, “Off with your hat as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say: Your’e [sic] man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away, Off with your hat as the flag goes by! Uncover the youngster’s head! Teach him to hold it holy and high For the sake of its sacred dead.”

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Pittsburg County Guardian in The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Oklahoma Historical Society. https://gateway.okhistory.org/explore/collections/PITCG/ accessed March 1, 2024.

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