All issues of The Meridian Tribune from 1935 have been uploaded as the Texas Digital Newspaper Program’s first newspaper title digitized on our new scanner.  Master images are 24-bit, full-color TIFFs, from which OCR has been generated and derivatives are viewable as full newspapers, such as this issue from April 5, 1935, on The Portal to Texas History.  Through a Tocker grant awarded to the Meridian Public Library, over 60 years of The Meridian Tribune will be included on the Texas Digital Newspaper Program.   Meridian serves as the county seat of Bosque County.  It was selected as the county seat in 1854 due to its location at the center of the county the early founders had mapped out, according to the Texas State Historical Association’s Handbook of Texas Online. These newspapers are fully-text searchable and will be accessible to researchers for years to come.       

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