This page is intended to show my Special Thanks to the Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise
and Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Bridges, Previous Editors & Publishers
For allowing us to transcribe various Obituaries and Articles for the following Mills County Pages

Mills County, TX GenWeb Page
Mills County Historical Commission Page
Mills County Military Veterans Page   by the IvyPlace

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In my opinion, This is an excellant paper that has not forgotten our History and past by reprinting extracts every week of our history from the " Old Bird" files, Pick up a paper today and check it out!

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
USPS# 221460
Published every Thursday at 1002 Fisher Street

Established in 1894
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P.O. Box 249- Goldthwaite, TX 76844
Phone 325/648-2244 or 648-3563
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