Historical Marker Text from "Goldthwaite Eagle"
Historical Marker number 2199
Marker Size: 18: x 28" Erected: 1977
Location: 5th and Fisher, across from courthouse square.
In 1885 William H. Thompson (1842-1896) started a weekly newspaper, "The Mountaineer", which
closed but was re-established in 1894. He sold it in 1896 to R.M. Thompson, his nephew, who renamed
it "The Goldthwaite Eagle". At that time eagles still lived in the hills of Mills County. The paper was bought
in 1920 by Dr. E.M. Wilson. It changed hands between the Wilson and Thompson Families until
1950, when Charlie T. Wilson sold it to H.R. Ekins. A merger with "The Mullin Enterprise" made it the
county's only newspaper. In 1971 Frank Bridges purchased "The Eagle" from Victor E. Koleber.
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|The Goldthwaite Eagle|
and the Mullin Enterprise
Published every Thursday at 1002 Fisher Street
P.O. Box 249- Goldthwaite, TX 76844
Phone 325/648-2244 or 648-3563
Fax 325/648-2024 1 800/254-2680
Steven W. Bridges . . . . . . . . . . Editor & Publisher
Rowonna McNeely. . . . . . . . . . Associate Editor
Jean Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Typesetting & Circulation
Frank & Georgie Bridges . . . . .Editors Emeritus
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Entered as Periodical Matter at the Post Office in Goldthwaite, Texas under the Act of Congress, Mar. 8, 1879
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