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The Tacoma Times Archive 

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • 19031943

About

The Tacoma Times was one of several West Coast papers founded by Edward Willis (E. W.) Scripps. Scripps' approach was to provide minimal funding for printing equipment and facilities in small or mid-sized cities. Scripps left the day-to-day operation of his newspapers in the hands of ambitious young editors who were offered stock in the company. E. H. Wells, former editor of the Seattle Star, proposed the founding of the Tacoma Times in 1903 and was responsible for the paper in its early years of publication. Scripps was finally persuaded to provide $20,000 in capital to start the Times. He retained 51 percent ownership of the paper, with Wells holding another 25 percent. Wells launched the Times in a remodeled stable with used equipment from another Scripps paper on a shoe-string budget of $50.59 per day.

Archive Info

  • 43,282
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • 19031943
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Source Information

The Tacoma Times, 1903–1943 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 24, 2022

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Eli Francois Cartier Van Dissel, Pioneer

Eli Francois Cartier Van Dissel, Pioneer

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Shirley's 1st birthday

Shirley's 1st birthday

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Archive Info

  • 43,282
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • 19031943

Source Information

The Tacoma Times, 1903–1943 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 24, 2022