Old Jack County Texas Newspapers
1883, 1884, 1885 & 1886 The Rural Citizen
(Name Changes to The Jacksboro Gazette in 1886)
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(4 years,  438 pages of papers below. Only parts of 1883, 1884 and 1885)

     On this microfilm The Rural Citizen changed to a large 8 column format. The print on the microfilm images was small and a little hard to read. Most parts are readable, but our searchable PDFs are not very accurate. The papers appear to have been photographed from 'books' of paper pages. (see first 2 images below). A book of papers July 1884-June 1885 seems to be missing from this film. In 1886 a new microfilm starts as the paper changed it's name to The Jacksboro Gazette and went to a 7 column format. This print is easier to read and made better PDFs.

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1883 1884 1885 1886
Rural Citizen Rural Citizen Rural Citizen Rural Citizen Jacksboro Gazette
 27 Papers  24 Papers  21 Papers 24 Papers 14 Papers
 110 Pages 100 Pages 82 Pages 92 Pages 54 Pages
Microfilm starts in June. The paper has now gone to a large 8 column publication.  Microfilm ends in June. This appears to be the end of a book of papers. Microfilm starts in July. This is the start of another book of papers. (July 1884-June 1885 missing) This microfilm ends in June. This microfilm starts in Sept. The paper changes name and is now 7 columns.

1883 The Rural Citizen
(27 Papers, 110 Pages. Microfilm started in June. The first 2 images show how the slides looked on this microfilm. Papers were bound in book form. There was a very dark shadow in some creases. I tried to lighten these shadows. The paper has now gone to a large size paper with 8 columns. Print on the microfilm was small.)

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1885 The Rural Citizen
(24 Papers, 100 Pages. Microfilm ends in June. This appears to be the end of a bound book of papers. The next book is missing from the microfilm.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

1885 The Rural Citizen
(21 Papers, 82 Pages. Microfilm starts in July. The first part of the year may have been in a book that was not on this microfilm. The first image is an ad for the Educational Institute.)

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1886 The Rural Citizen
(24 Papers, 92 Pages. Microfilm ends in June. The first image is about the new Court House.)

                                                                                                                                                                                          

1886 The Jacksboro Gazette
(14 Papers, 54 Pages. Microfilm starts in Sept. The paper changes name and goes to a 7 column format.)