The Minatare Free Press newspaper actually began its existence as The Sentinel in what we believe to be the week of Sept 15, 1904. To the best of our knowledge ownership of the paper at the time the name change took place remained with Worth M. Miller. We are not sure why he decided to change the name of the paper but he carried the Sentinel sub-title, including separate volume and issue numbers until January 1913 at which time the paper assumed the lone title of the Minatare Free Press. Volume #1, Issue #1 of the Minatare Free Press was on Feb 20, 1908, the final issue was published on November 19, 1964.
A history and table of owners is being researched and as details are discovered they will be added to this page as time permits. Members of this site can view the newspapers by clicking on the folders below.
|Worth M. Miller||1904 – 1909||Founded the Sentinel and then changed the name to the Minatare Free Press early in 1908|
|W.F. Harper||1909 – 1909|
|I.L. Lyman||1909 –
|Robert O. Chambers||Oct 1915 – Dec 1920||Superintendent of the Minatare Public School prior to acquiring the newspaper|
|Rufus Jones &
Ben J. Sallows
|Dec 1920 – Apr 1923||Temporarily managed by R.O. Chambers just prior to the Parker/Entrekin purchase|
|E.M. Parker &
|Apr 1923 –|
|E.M. Parker & Sons|
Scanned Minatare Free Press images below