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Wyoming state tribune. [volume] : (Cheyenne, Wyo.) 1918-1921
Place of publication:
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Geographic coverage:
  • Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
W.C. Deming
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 24, no. 72 (Mar. 25, 1918)-v. 27, no. 62 (Mar. 14, 1921).
Daily (except Sunday)
  • English
  • Cheyenne (Wyo.)--Newspapers.
  • Laramie County (Wyo.)--Newspapers.
  • Wyoming--Cheyenne.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207517
  • Wyoming--Laramie County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01225729
  • Available on microfilm from The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
sn 83025232
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The Wyoming Tribune began publication in 1869, with S. Allan Bristol as editor and proprietor. It started as a weekly newspaper distributed on Saturdays. On April 9, 1870 the Tribune Company was printed as the "Publishers and Proprietors" of the paper. This changed to the Tribune Association in July, until Edward M. Lee took over as editor and proprietor in September. In February 1871, Church and Bristol became the editors and proprietors, lasting until mid-August when George W. Corey and Co. became proprietors, with George W. Corey as editor. According to the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, the contemporary successor to the Tribune, on December 11, 1894, Wyoming Senator Joseph M. Carey began publishing, using equipment he had purchased from the then defunct Cheyenne Daily Tribune. However, the Tribune lists Frank Bond as editor and manager in surviving materials from 1895 until 1901, when the paper was bought by William C. Deming. In 1918, the Tribune became the Wyoming State Tribune, and in 1921 the Tribune merged with the Cheyenne State Leader to become the Wyoming State Tribune and Cheyenne State Leader. In 1930, it became the lengthy Wyoming State Tribune, Cheyenne State Leader, Cheyenne Daily Sun. This name change lasted seven years before it reverted back to the Wyoming State Tribune until 1994, when it merged with the Sunday Wyoming Tribune-Eagle to become the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, which still publishes daily.

The Wyoming Tribune advertised itself as "a newspaper dedicated to state interests," filling three of its four pages with state news. It maintained a four-page length until late 1900, when it expanded to eight pages. The paper had taglines such as, "the only morning paper in Wyoming and the only paper receiving telegraph dispatches," and "the official newspaper of the city of Cheyenne." It claimed an average of 1,800 copies a day in 1895 and bragged that this was "twice as great as any other daily paper published in Wyoming".

In 1937, Alfred Hill agreed to a deal with Tracy McCracken, owner of The Wyoming Eagle, that gave each man a half share in each paper and made McCracken the publisher of both papers. The two papers were published under one roof in Cheyenne, each maintaining separate staffs which printed the Democratic Eagle in the morning and the Republican Tribune in the evening. In 1939, McCracken, along with Speidel Newspapers Inc. of Palo Alto California, bought Hill's shares in both papers. In April 1994, the publisher, McCraken's grandson, combined the two papers into the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle and went on to build a media news empire, establishing and owning the town's first radio and tv stations. In October of 2015, the McCracken Newspaper Group sold all of its newspapersto APG Media of the Rockies. According to, as of 2016 the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle is the second largest Wyoming newspaper by circulation.

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