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Laurel Outlook Archive 

  • Laurel, Montana
  • 19092023

About

Thomas Jefferson "Jeffy" Johns published the first issue of the Laurel Outlook on July 14, 1909, one year after Laurel's incorporation and three years after the town became a terminal division point for the Northern Pacific Railway. At that time the town was divided into two communities, with the eastern section and the western section both claiming to be the true Laurel. The Outlook served one side and its rival, the Laurel Sentinel, served the other. Outlook editor Johns wanted to avoid conflict, so many of his editorials focused on the only thing the two sides held in common: baseball. This shaped the paper's independent outlook on social and political issues for years to come. As the first Montana weekly to have its own engraving plant, the Outlook provided its readers with numerous pictures earlier than other Montana weeklies. Joseph Gehrett succeeded Johns as manager and editor and eventually won the paper's competitive battle with the Sentinel. Gehrett left the paper for a time to pursue publishing in White Sulphur Springs but soon returned with B.L. Price, a lawyer and business partner. In June 1921, Montana Governor Joseph M. Dixon appointed Gehrett as one of Montana's representatives at the Press Congress of the World, to be held in Honolulu that fall. After Campbell B. Calvert bought out Price's interest, he and Gehrett continued to run the paper until illness prompted Gehrett to retire in 1953. Calvert took ownership of the paper and continued to run it with his son, Campbell C. Calvert. C.C. Calvert received full control of the paper in February 1976.

Archive Info

  • 77,567
  • Laurel, Montana
  • 19092023
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Source Information

Laurel Outlook, 1909–2023 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 8, 2023

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George Zier obituary 1958

George Zier obituary 1958

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Marie Zier seeks citizenship 1939

Marie Zier seeks citizenship 1939

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Obituary for Maria Elizabeth Zier

Obituary for Maria Elizabeth Zier

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Archive Info

  • 77,567
  • Laurel, Montana
  • 19092023
0

Source Information

Laurel Outlook, 1909–2023 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 8, 2023