advertisement at the left is from the American Newspaper
published by Geo. P. Rowell & Co., New York, 1901. The
information taken from this publication.
5,396 pop., on Delaware & Hudson
and New York, Ontario & Western Rds., 15 m. N. of Scranton, the
seat. Coal mining.
pop., on Erie, Delaware & Hudson
and New York, Ontario & Western Rds. and Lackawanna r., 16
E. of Scranton. Coal.
independent; six pages 18x24;
established 1893; P. S. Philbin, editor and publisher. Circulation less
Dunmore, 12,583 pop.,
on Erie & Wyoming Valley
Rd., 2 m. N. E. of Scranton. Coal mining and silk mills.
every evening except Sunday; independent;
eight pages 15x22; established 1872; E. D. Lathrop, editor and
Circulation between 1,000 and 2,500.
Advanced and Jermyn Advocate:
eight pages 18x24; established 1857; Advance Publishing Co., editors
publishers. Circulation 1,000+.
Elmhurst, 444 pop., on
Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Rd., 6 m. E. by S. E. of Scranton.
Saturdays; independent; six pages
11x16; established 1886; The Pioneer Co., editors and publisher.
less than 1000.
Jermyn: 2,567 pop., on
Delaware & Hudson and New
York, Ontario & Western Rds., 4 m. S. of Carbondale and 13 N.
Scranton. Coal mining.
ten pages 10x14; established 1893;
F. W. Harlow, editor and publisher. Circulation less than 1000.
Olyphant: 6,180 pop.,
on New York, Ontario & Western
and Delaware & Hudson Rds., 8 m. N. E. of Scranton. Cigar
iron foundry and coal mining.
eight pages 13x20; established 1890;
Paul W. Harris, editor and publisher. Circulation less than 1000.
Scranton: 102,026 pop.,
on Central of New Jersey,
Delaware & Hudson, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western and
Ontario & Western Rds. and Lackawanna r., 167 m. N. by N. W. of
and 146 S. W. of New York City. Iron and steel works and locomotive
and manufactories of mining machinery. A general trade center and depot
for anthracite coal.
independent; eight to twelve pages
17x22; established 1887; Jones Brothers editors and publishers.
morning, and weekly, Wednesday;
republican; eight to twelve pages 18x24; established daily 1867, Sunday
1883, weekly 1856; Joseph A. Scranton & Son, editors and
Circulation daily over 8,000; Sunday over 6,000; Weekly over 2,000.
evening except Sunday; democratic; eight
to twelve pages 17x24; established 1869; Edward J. Lynett, editor and
Circulation over 16,000.
morning except Sunday; republican;
eight to twelve pages 18x24; established 1891; Livy S. Richard, editor;
O. F. Byxbee, manager; Tribune Publishing Company publishers.
evening except Sunday; independent; eight
pages 17x24; established 1884; John E. Barrett, editor; Barrett
publishers. Circulation over 4,000.
Baptist Messenger and Herald:
Fridays; baptist; eight
pages 8x11; established 1897; S. G. Reading, editor; W. W. REad,
Circulation less than 1000.
Saturdays; four pages 20x26; established
1881; John R. Farr, editor and publisher; dated at Hyde Park.
Saturdays; labor; eight pages 15x22;
established 1893; James E. Coleman, editor and publisher. Circulation
Saturdays; labor eight pages 15x22;
established 1898; John M. Knowlton, editor; Clark & Knowlton,
Circulation almost 2,000.
Saturdays; independent; four
pages 18x22; established 1876; J. U. Hopewell, editor and publisher.
less than 1000.
Sundays; eight to twenty pages 18x24;
established 1897; Richard Little, editor and publisher. Circulation
Saturdays; German; republican;
sixteen pages 15x22; established 1886; August Bethke, editor; Scranton
Journal Printing Co., publishers. Circulation less than 1000.
Sunday Free Press:
Sundays; independent; eight to
sixteen pages; 18x24; established 1872; James J. Mahon, editor and
Circulation over 2,000.
Fridays; German; independent democratic;
eight pages 17x24; established 1865; Fred A. Wagner, publisher.
less than 1000.
sixteen pages 9x12; established 1893; Mrs. H. L. Peabody, editor and
Circulation over 1000.
Mines and Minerals:
Monthly; technical mining and
metallurgy; 132 pages 9x12; established 1881; Thos. J. & Rufus
and H. H. Stoek, editors; The Colliery Engineer Company, publishers.
Railway Employees' Journal:
monthly; railway employees;
twelve pages 10x14; established 1897; Call & Ladwig, editors
Circulation close ot 2,000.
Monthly; social and political;
twenty eight pages 7x10; established 1899; John J. Niland, editor and
Circulation less than 1000.
grocertrade; forty six pages 6x9;
established 1900; J. W. Rittenhouse, editor and publisher. Circulation
less than 1000.
Transcribed, scanned and provided by
Susan W. Pieroth, 2000
Old Lackawanna Newspaper Availability
The fourth estate has a long and varied history in Lackawanna County
it is suprising just how much material is still available, and yet how
much has been lost to the ages. Research by the staff of the
State Library has been condensed to make this list. Not every
of every paper in the date ranges listed exists, but this short list
give researchers a fair chance at finding something. Besides
PA State Library, other possible resources include Bloomsburg
East Stroudsburg University, the Scranton Public Library, and the
Historical Society for the more common Scranton papers. Some of these
may be in private hands and unavailable to the public.
Abington Journal, est 1948
scattered issues 1959-1962
Citizen, published from 5/3/1884 to about 1947
available from Oct 1898 to May 1911, and parts of years 1929, 1932
Citizen / Critic / Leader
May 1857 to July 1858, 1861-63, 1879-80, and Apr – Jul 1884
1872-73, Aug 1877 - May 1878, again 1916
Advance, ceased publication 1889 and merged with
Advance and Jermyn Advocate
May 1884 - Dec 1885 (Jermyn), Nov 1889 - Mar 1890, Aug - Dec 1895,
Jul - Dec 1897, 1899 -1900, 1902-07, 1911, 1913 and 1922
July 27, 1853 to May 1, 1857
Herald, ceased publication about 1898
Journal, ceased publication 1841
Apr 15, 1886 - May 3, 1888
Miner, published 1970 -1980
scattered issues 1972-1980
Pioneer Weekly, ceased 1908
Dunmorean, published 1912-1965
years 1928-30, 36, 41 and 45
Signal, published 1893-1931
Advocate (see Carbondale)
as Miner, Jan 1975 - Oct 1975
Aug 1972 - Dec 1984
Aug 5, 1965 - Dec 1987, missing Sep 1986 - Sep 1987
Baptist Messenger and Herald
Blade, published 1888-1892
Courier - Progress (Hyde Park)
Defender, published 1897 - 1909
Hyde Park Item & Real Estate Review
Providence Register, published 1876 - 1917
Republican, published Sep 1856 (weekly), daily
1867 - Oct 1936
1866-67, Feb 1868, Nov 1870 - Apr 1877 (some as Morning Republican)
Oct 1878 - 1884, May 1885 - Jun 1917, Nov 1917 - Oct 1936
Scranton Register, ceased 1869
Jun 1863 - Dec 1864, Apr - Jun 1865
Oct 1872 - Jul 1874, 1883 - Jul 1885, Jan 1897 - Aug 1907
Sep 1908 thru present
Scranton Tribune (old)
Jun 1891 - Jan 29, 1910, merger with Republican
Scranton Tribune (new)
Jan 1937 - Jun 1977, bought by Times, issues thru May 1990
Scranton Truth, published Nov 1889 - Mar 11,
1915 merger with Republican
Jul 1904 - Dec 1909, Oct 1912 - Feb 1915
Sunday Times, started Oct 9, 1966
FOREIGN LANGUAGE newspapers
Banner-American (absorbed by Drych in 1877)
Druid, published in Scranton 1907-1914
Drych, published 1863 - 1926
Polish American Journal, aka Republica
Svit (Light), publish Old Forge starting 1897
Jan 1869 - Dec 1874, Sep 1880 - Aug 1919
Transcribed and contributed by Richard M. Reese,
Some Current Lackawanna
The Carbondale News
Business Journal - Scranton Monthly
The Villager - Moscow Weekly
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