August 11 Oklahoma Moment in Time

August 11
Cimarron News First Issue Published
The oldest, continuously operated business institution in Cimarron County is “The Boise City News” established as The “Cimarron News” at the close of the Spanish-American War by L. A. Wikoff at Kenton. The first issue was published Aug. 11, 1898. In March, 1910, when Boise City as the county seat became the center of activity in the county, Wikoff sold the paper to Roscoe C. Thomas and W. T. Cleeton who moved the plant to Boise City. It was housed in a frame building that had formerly been the office of the “Cimarron Citizen”, a newspaper in the town of Cimarron and had been moved to the location where the Crystal Hotel now stands. The name of the paper was changed to “The Boise City News” with the July 25,1930, issue.more…

Thursday, August 11, 1898

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