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The Archivist: First 'Dear Abby' praised newspaper for leading the way

Mary Phillips: The original Dear Abby, Dorothy Dix, wrote in 1889 of how newspapers are like a woman — chock full of news, gossip, charm, humor and knowledge.
BY MARY PHILLIPS Published: September 3, 2012

“So I congratulate the Times on its fiftieth birthday, and still more the people who have had it for a friend, counselor and guide for so many years. They have been blessed beyond their knowing because whether we realize it or not, as our daily paper thinketh so think we. It sets our standards for us. It forms our ideals. And if in the past 50 years Oklahoma City has risen from a struggling, straggling village to a foremost place among the progressive cities of the land, it is largely due to the fact that the Times and Oklahoman led the way.”

The Oklahoman is still leading the way for its readers, whether you access it online, with your mobile device or on your porch every morning.

Note: The Oklahoma City Times was the evening edition published by The Oklahoma Publishing Co. until 1984 when it merged with The Daily Oklahoman.

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