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The enterprise. : (Sheridan, Johnson County, Wyo.) 1887-1907
Place of publication:
Sheridan, Johnson County, Wyo.
Geographic coverage:
  • Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Sommers & Tynan
Dates of publication:
  • -v. 20, no. 19 (Mar. 22, 1907).
  • Began in 1887.
  • English
  • Sheridan (Wyo.)--Newspapers.
  • Sheridan County (Wyo.)--Newspapers.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Dec. 24, 1887).
sn 92067139
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The enterprise. December 24, 1887 , Image 1


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The Enterprise, The Sheridan post, The Sheridan enterprise, The daily enterprise, The Sheridan daily enterprise, and The semi-weekly enterprise

The Enterprise began publication in December of 1887. A four-page newspaper with news both global and local, publishers Sommers and Tynan sold one-year subscriptions at $2.50 to the people of Sheridan, Wyoming. Under publisher Chas Becker, the Enterprise moved to a weekly Friday schedule in 1905. In March of 1907, under Editor and Manager F.H. Barrow, the name of the paper was changed to The Semi-weekly Enterprise and began publishing twice weekly. G.L. Foster took over The Semi-Weekly Enterprise in June of 1908 and sold it to L.F. Hurd later in September of the same year. L.F. Hurd changed the name of the paper to The Sheridan Enterprise, which it went by until 1909 when it became The Sheridan Daily Enterprise. In 1910, the name changed to The Daily Enterprise, in 1912 the name changed back to the Sheridan Enterprise for 11 years until it was changed again in 1923 to the Sheridan Post-Enterprise. The Post-Enterprise was a merge between the Sheridan Enterprise and The Sheridan Post, which had also begun publication in 1887. The Post-Enterprise ran until 1930 when the name changed a final time to The Sheridan Press, which continues to publish both in print and online as of 2022.

Each iteration of the Enterprise had a unique take on similar events. Under the name The Sheridan Enterprise, global and national news was usually presented on the first page of each edition, with local and statewide news taking up the following seven pages. Many real estate firms, as well as prefabricated and furnished homes for sale, advertised in the paper, hoping to capitalize on the coal and railroad boom that occurred in and around Sheridan in the late 1800s. There were also ads for stores offering ready-made clothes, and descriptions and advice on current fashion trends. A society column also shared social news in town, announcing various club meetings and goals.

The Enterprise started out publishing four pages once a week, while The Semi-Weekly Enterprise published twice a week with eight pages. Currently The Sheridan Press prints daily, except for Sundays.

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