An archival project brought to you by Talihina.org.
During research on other projects we have found many local historians who have volunteered to give information on our towns vast history! One such historian told us about a collection of several thousand newspapers located in town stretching back to the early 1900s.
During the last few weeks we have not only confirmed the existence of such an archive, but we have also visited it in person! Coordinating with local leadership and both school systems of Talihina, we have secured the ability to start digitizing these files with the help of KTC Talihina and Talihina Public Schools.
Beginning in 1905 we have the earliest look into our ancestors’ history.
The earliest news we find talks about Talihinians’ feelings about upcoming Statehood elections, Talihina Public School’s first class, and the overall feelings about Prohibition.
We will be starting the long and careful process of archiving this collection of newspapers but while you wait please feel free to visit Oklahoma Historical Society’s collection of our local papers!
We will be hosting papers from the Talihina Democrat; Kiamichi Valley Democrat; Talihina Tribune; and Talihina American. Our hopes are to have the first issues scanned by the end of December so we can start listing a weekly Today in History segment for the year of 2021!