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Douglas Island news. [volume] : (Douglas City, Alaska) 1898-1921
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  • News
Place of publication:
Douglas City, Alaska
Geographic coverage:
  • Douglas, Alaska  |  View more titles from this: City State
A.G. McBride
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 23, 1898)-v. 23, no. 32 (July 1, 1921).
  • English
  • Alaska--Douglas (Juneau)--fast--(OCoLC)fst01313924
  • Douglas (Juneau, Alaska)--Newspapers.
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  • Available on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
sn 84021930
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Douglas Island news and Stroller’s Weekly and Douglas Island News

Published on a weekly basis from November 23, 1898, until July 1, 1921, and edited by A. G. McBride, Charles A. Hopp, and E. J. "Stroller" White, the Douglas Island News dealt primarily with local news items rather than wire stories. McBride and son-in-law Hopp had started the paper as the Fort Wrangel News on June 8, 1898, running it through October 23rd of that year before moving to Douglas Island.

Politically oriented as a Republican paper, the Douglas Island News moved operations to Juneau and changed its title to the Stroller's Weekly and Douglas Island News beginning with the July 9, 1921 issue. By this time the Treadwell gold mine on the island had been closed since 1917, and its readership had moved to Juneau. White's talent for writing is evident in his column "The Stroller," as well as "Bedtime Stories for Juneau Children" and "Heart-to-Heart Talks with Mothers." White ceased all columns by the end of 1929 due to his advanced age and declining health; he died in 1930.

By November 24, 1931, the paper's title changed to the Stroller's Weekly, edited by H. B. Selby and E. S. Stevens; that name lasted until March 3, 1933. Subsequent titles included the Alaska Press from 1933 to 1935, the Alaska Daily Press from 1935 to 1941, and the Alaska Press from 1942 to 1947, ending with the Alaska Sunday Press, which ran from 1947 to 1951.

Provided by: Alaska State Library Historical Collections