The Hazel Enterprise, May 7, 1902
The first newspaper to be published in the area that would become Tillman County was most likely The Hazel Enterprise. Issue 1 of the newspaper was printed on May 7, 1902, just nine months after the area was opened to settlement.
Hazel was located in the area that is now the south side of Frederick. It was one-half mile south of Gosnell, the town that became Frederick.
The Pioneer Townsite Museum in Frederick has a copy of Issue 1, Vol. 1 of The Hazel Enterprise, preserved between pieces of glass.
Photos of the four-page newspaper are presented below.
The Hazel Enterprise was the ancestral newspaper of The Frederick Press -- Now The Frederick Press-Leader.
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