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The San Juan times. : (Farmington, N.M.) 1891-1900
Place of publication:
Farmington, N.M.
Geographic coverage:
  • Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Fred E. Holt
Dates of publication:
  • -v. 10, no. 1 (June 1, 1900).
  • English
  • Farmington (N.M.)--Newspapers.
  • New Mexico--Farmington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01212486
  • New Mexico--San Juan County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01214062
  • San Juan County (N.M.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 2 (June 14, 1894).
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The San Juan Times

The San Juan Times was originally published under the moniker Junction City Times in San Juan County, New Mexico, perhaps as early as May 31, 1890. Located between the San Juan and the Animas Rivers, Junction City was part of a region characterized by irrigated farming. However, Junction City lost the competition for county seat and was eventually absorbed by the town of Farmington. The arrival of the railroad in 1905 gave farmers in the San Juan Valley access to markets in Colorado, Chicago, and points farther east.

As the population of the region increased, so did the number of newspapers. A total of six were launched, but only two, including the Junction City Times, survived. In 1893, the weekly paper moved to Farmington where it remained through June 1, 1900 and changed its name to the San Juan Times. It was succeeded by the Farmington Times on June 8, 1900. The San Juan Times was primarily Democratic in politics; however, the political position of the paper varied along with its changing cast of editors. A one-year subscription cost $2.00, a six-month subscription cost $1.25, and a three-month subscription cost 75 cents. The San Juan Times printed "All home print paper" on the first page of each publication and covered local, territorial, national, and international news in the English language. In the April 7, 1899 issue, the San Juan Times reported that President William McKinley had signed the proclamation opening the Ute Indian reservation in nearby Colorado.

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