About The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920
- Dates available on this site:
- Feb. 26, 1909-Nov. 18, 1920
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- Contributing institution:
- Judith Basin County Free Library, Stanford, Montana
The Stanford World ran from February 1909 through November 1920. This paper faithfully reported Stanford area news. Starting in 1912, the World agitated for county division resulting in Judith Basin County forming in Dec 1920 with Stanford as the county seat. The founder was Dudley Axtell who in March 1910 sold the paper to Leon (Lee) S. Thurston. Thurston ran the paper for four years adding W. R. Henderson as business manager, after which in March 1914 he sold out to Henderson. While Henderson would cease to be the publisher in 1918, the newspaper articles reporting on the Stanford World name and owner change in 1920 make it sound as if he stayed on as editor. Starting June 1918, W. P. Dunton is listed as editor and proprietor and then in June 1920, C. C. Alexander became editor. Barring a few minor scuffles with other papers, the Stanford World seems to have had good relations with the other newspapers in its vicinity. Often when editors were in Stanford, there would be a note in the World about them visiting the office for a cordial visit. However, the Stanford World was always quick to defend Stanford against slights. With the founding of Judith Basin County, came a new editor, Stanley Thurston, Leon’s brother, who changed the name to Judith Basin County Press.
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