Merged Index of Old Decatur Texas Newspapers
Wise County Messenger 'WCM' & Decatur News 'DN'
1899-1926
(35,643 Names as of May 2020)(More to come)

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Index of the Following 47 Decatur TX Newspapers
'The Wise County Messenger'
1899-1922 WCM Index by David Pitts
1920 WCM Index by David Pitts & Sue Tackel
1923-1926 WCM Index by Donna Weeden
'The Decatur News'
1899-1902 DN Index by David Pitts
1904-1906 DN Index by Sally Stokes
1908-1909 + 1911 DN Index by David Pitts
1915-1916 DN Index by Sue Tackel
1917-1923 DN Index by David Pitts
1925-1926 DN Index by Donna Weeden
(9 years of DN papers missing from our microfilm)
(No DN papers for 1903, 1907, 1910, 1912-1914, 1920, 1922 + 1924)

This material is owned by the Wise County Historical Society
To obtain copies of the images of these articles please contact the Wise County Heritage Museum
http://www.wisehistory.com 
940-627-5586 
1602 S. Trinity St, Decatur, TX 76234
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Table of Papers Included in Index of Names

1899

DN

420

Fair

Some too light, a few dark corners

 Dr. David Pitts

WCM

419

Fair

Many torn

 Dr. David Pitts

1900

DN

412

Poor

Many dark corners and fold through center

 Dr. David Pitts

WCM

430

Fair

Some torn, a few too light

 Dr. David Pitts

1901

DN

426

Fair

Many split at center fold, some with dark backgrounds

 Dr. David Pitts

WCM

404

Good

A few torn, a few too light

 Dr. David Pitts

1902

DN

414

Poor

Some faded-out unreadable pages, many dark corners

 Dr. David Pitts

WCM

388

Fair

Some torn, a few too light

 Dr. David Pitts

1903

WCM

383

Fair

Some torn, a few too light

 Dr. David Pitts

1904

DN

478

Poor

Many torn at center fold, few halves don't match, dark corners

 Sally Stokes

WCM

410

Good

A few too light

 Dr. David Pitts

1905

DN

400

Poor

Torn at center fold, several dark corners

 Sally Stokes

WCM

419

Good

A few torn

 Dr. David Pitts

1906

DN

442

Poor

Some torn in center, some dark corners

 Sally Stokes

WCM

427

Good

A few torn

Dr. David E. Pitts

1907

WCM

405

Fair

Some torn

Dr. David E. Pitts

1908

DN

438

Fair

1 paper from 1907, few torn, some dark corners

Dr. David Pitts

WCM

408

Poor

Some torn, some too dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1909

DN

422

Poor

Many torn in center, some halves don't match, some too dark

Dr. David Pitts

WCM

414

Fair

A few torn, some backgrounds are dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1910

WCM

412

Fair

Backgrounds are a little dark, a few pages too light

Dr. David E. Pitts

1911

DN

388

Poor

Some half pages, few too light, some with dark backgrounds

Dr. David E. Pitts

WCM

411

Good

No microfilm at museum, a few torn, a little dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1912

WCM

423

Fair

Some torn, backgrounds are a little dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1913

WCM

368

Fair

Many torn edges, backgrounds are a little dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1914

WCM

362

Fair

Some torn, backgrounds are a little dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1915

DN

530

Fair

Many dark corners

 Sue Tackel

WCM

390

Fair

Some torn, some backgrounds are dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1916

DN

440

Fair

A few torn, some dark corners, a few faded

 Sue Tackel

WCM

378

Fair

Many torn edges

Dr. David E. Pitts

1917

DN

354

Poor

Many torn and half pages

Dr. David E. Pitts

WCM

386

Fair

Some backgrounds are too dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1918

DN

488

Fair

A few torn, some dark corners, some backgrounds are too dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

WCM

380

Fair

Several torn edges, backgrounds are a little dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1919

DN

570

Fair

A few torn, a few dark corners

Dr. David E. Pitts

WCM

434

Fair

Some torn, some backgrounds are a little dark

Dr. David E. Pitts

1920

WCM

373

Fair

Some torn, some backgrounds are a little dark

Sue Tackel &
David Pitts

1921

DN

422

Fair

Some dark corners and fold in center

 Dr. David Pitts

WCM

412

Fair

Some torn

 Dr. David Pitts

1922

WCM

375

Fair

Some torn

 Dr. David Pitts

1923

DN

418

Fair

Some dark corners, background is a little grainy

 Dr. David Pitts

WCM

420

Good

A few torn, a few a little too light, arsenic in well in Paradise

Donna Weeden

1924

WCM

381

Good

A few torn, a few a little too light

Donna Weeden

1925

DN

437

Good

Some dark corners

Donna Weeden

WCM

404

Poor

Too much contrast in microfilm

Donna Weeden

1926

DN

416

Good

Some dark corners

Donna Weeden

WCM

431

Poor

Too much contrast in microfilm

Donna Weeden