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The Scranton Tribune Archive

  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 18941936

About

When the Scranton Tribune first rolled off the presses on the morning of June 20, 1891, three other daily broadsheets already served the city. The Tribune was established as a competitor to the Scranton Republican, which had a record of harassing its political opponents, including William Connell, a local coal operator with a desire to run for elected office. To counter the influence of the Republican, Connell secured the backing of several prominent city residents, purchased a used press, and set about creating his own alternative to the Republican. Four pages long, eight columns wide, and with a price of two cents, the Scranton Tribune featured news, including national and international feeds from the Associated Press, opinion, and plenty of advertisements from local dealers, but no photography. It did not publish on Sundays.

Archive Info

  • 25,382
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 18941936
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Source Information

The Scranton Tribune, 1894–1936 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 28, 2019

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Obituary for M. F. HANSOM

Obituary for M. F. HANSOM

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Michael & Peter Judge attacked at Pittston

Michael & Peter Judge attacked at Pittston

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Marriage of Mackreth / Haugbory

Marriage of Mackreth / Haugbory

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Archive Info

  • 25,382
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 18941936
0

Source Information

The Scranton Tribune, 1894–1936 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 28, 2019