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    Newspapers

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    The Historical Newspapers Collection contains issues of Fort Worth and other Tarrant County community newspapers, as well as a few titles from elsewhere in Texas, dating from 1859 to 2011.

    B. B. Paddock served first as Editor of the Fort Worth Democrat  then as Editor of the Fort Worth Gazette. The Democrat  became the first daily newspaper in Fort Worth, starting daily service on July 4, 1876. Rancher George B. Loving created the Gazette by combining the resources of the Democrat  and the Texas Livestock Journal. The first issue of the Gazette  appeared on June 30, 1882, with Paddock remaining Editor.

    The Newspaper Database is a keyword searchable inventory of the Newspaper collections at the Archives. 

    How to Use Newspapers - follow the link to learn more about using newspapers in your research.

    Newspapers on The Portal to Texas History - follow the link to view scanned newspapers from the holdings of the Tarrant County Archives.

    B. B. Paddock, Editor