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Ted Wright -- last update 5/11/2004 (Newspaper105.html) Copyright 2004
"The Collinsville News"
First Published May 11, 1899

May 11, 2004
105th Birthday
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William 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).
The 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).
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Newspaper Museum
In Collinsville

(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.
Note: Ted Wright is the owner of the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" and the "" 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.