Odds and Ends From The MUSEUM!
By Trudy Wyman, Curator, Millinocket Historical Society Museum

This weeks column follows a bit of a different form as it is a timeline of the newspapers published in the Millinocket area. The museum has a rather large collection of these newspapers and find it interesting how many different ones there have been. In sorting and cataloging them, I have learned that it is important to differentiate between use of the word “The” in front of some names and the lack of “The” in others. They are different newspapers, usually with different owners.
Here is the list:
11/1901- 4/1903 The Millinocket Journal (weekly, MHS has 52 issues) Unknown 5/1905 Millinocket Journal (front) & The Millinocket Journal (inside),
EE Morse, editor and manager) (MHS has one issue, May 4, very poor condition)
1905 -1912 Unknown
1912 – 1917 The Millinocket Times & Weekly Exchange (Burdette Miller family) (two issues MHS, 6/15/1917 & June or July 5, 1917)
1917-1921 Unknown, Miller family sold paper, 1917, but unknown if new owner continued publication
1921 -1927 The Millinocket Press – mentioned in two articles in a museum scrapbook
1925 The Merchants Bulletin (monthly, short lived, MHS has 1 issue)
1925-1939 Unknown
1933 Millinocket Advertiser, MHS has one, 4/21/1933
1/1940 – 4/1940 Northern Penobscot Journal, (MHS has twelve issues)
5/29/1947-1/8/1948 The Millinocket Herald Tribune, owner Paul J. Maxwell (MHS has 32 issues plus one issue of Millinocket Herald 5/27/1947
1939- c1977 The Millinocket Journal (started by Joseph Tucker family and later other owners) and printed through the years in small, medium and large formats. The Tuckers printed the paper from a bungalow on Eastland Avenue that became known as Journal Place. Before coming to Millinocket, Tucker was a professional wrestler using the name Don Meyers.
1956-1958 The Katahdin Times
1956-1962 The East Millinocket News (MHS has nine issues)
1957 The Sunday Millinocket Journal
1964 The Town Crier (East Millinocket, Millinocket and Medway)
1971-1979 The Katahdin Journal
1973-1974 The Katahdin Kronicle
1977-1998 The Katahdin Times
1991-2009 Katahdin Times
1999-2000 The Katahdin Area Journal
2004-2005 The Community Press
2005-2008 The Katahdin Press
? – present The Lincoln News, Katahdin Section

The Millinocket Historical Society would appreciate any additional information (location, owners, editors and copies to add to the museum’s collection) and also corrections to any portion of the above timeline. All mentioned here had been gleaned from papers on hand many of which are in fragile condition. The museum also has many issues of Snoops and Scoops (Stearns HS newspaper) and copies of St. Martins HS newspaper, The Detour. It is expected that some of the smaller size newspapers in the collection will be scanned soon to make them more available for use.
*** In the museum store – gifts for you and for Christmas shopping!
MHS 2020 calendars, Tales of Little Italy DVD’s (part 1 & 2), Geller’s book “Log Drives and Sporting Camps and others of local interest. Paver forms available.
*** Museum open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon – 3PM.
*** Contact me, Curator Trudy Wyman, 723-5477 or trudy18@beeline-online.net. For groups or appointments, contact the Millinocket Historical Society at P. O. Box 11, on the web at www.millinockethistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook