Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Press in Snyder
The "Scurry County Citizen", published by A. C. Wilmeth before 1887, was first of 8 different nameplates (under 39 owners) to print in Snyder. "Coming West", founded by Dick Lively, began publication in 1887, followed by the "News", "Western Light", "Signal", "Times", and "Times-Signal". All of these were county papers printed weekly, except for period in 1911 when "Signal" was published daily.
"Snyder Daily News" was founded by Harte-Hanks Newspapers, May 1, 1950, with Herbert Feather as publisher. Feather Printing and Publishing Company acquired the "News" in 1957.
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5405.)
Location. 32° 42.974′ N, 100° 55.092′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of 26th Street and College Avenue (Texas Highway 350), on the right when traveling west on 26th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1806 25th Street, Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County (a few steps from this marker); Scurry County's Canyon Reef Oil Field (within shouting distance of this County's First Law Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The MacKenzie Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Company G (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home County of Famous Frontiersman J. Wright Mooar (about 300 feet away); Site of Store of William Henry "Pete" Snyder (about 300 feet away); Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Snyder.
Also see . . . Current Snyder newspaper website. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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