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Ted Wright -- last update 5/11/2004 (Newspaper105.html)
First Published May 11, 1899
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Lincoln (W.L.) Wright moved his newspaper & family to Collinsville, I.T.
from Ellsworth, Kansas, in 1899. The Wright family owned and operated the News
for 88 years. Mr. Bill Retherford has owned the News since 1987. The News will
begin its 106th year (Vol. 106) and is Collinsville's oldest business and Tulsa
County's oldest newspaper (the "Tulsa World" is on Vol. 99 for example).
following article from the 11th birthday of the News (in 1910) contains W.L.
Wright's (or his son F.A's?) recollections of the early years in Collinsville.
-- Ted Wright (W.L.'s great-grandson).
(Tours by appointment)
The museum opened on the 100th anniversary of the News on May 11, 1999.
|The 2nd home of "The
Collinsville News" (from 1900 - 1911) at the present townsite. Left-Right:
W. L. Wright with his son Claude (C.H.) and daughter Nellie.
Ted Wright is the owner of the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville"
and the "www.cvilleok.com" website. Although I am proud of my past
heritage with the newspaper, I am not associated with the current newspaper.
If you want your news or ad on my website please contact me. If you wants your
news or ad on both media please contact both, as there is not an exchange between
these two separate businesses.