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Library Grant Will Digitize Newspapers

     What happened in Nocona on your birthday in 1973?  Do you wonder what kind of celebration was held here at the end of World War II?  How about checking out the Nocona News sports pages from the glory days of Nocona Indian football?

     Thanks to a grant recently received by the Friends of the Nocona Public Library and the Nocona Public Library, the complete collection of Nocona News issues from 1905 forward will become available in the near future free and online.

     The grant from the Tocker Foundation for $20,700 will allow for the digitization of issues from 1905-1965; and further funding through the University of North Texas Libraries Digital Newspaper Unit will allow for the additional years to be included.  The Tocker Foundation promotes Texas public libraries in communities of 12,000 or less.  The materials, when the project is completed, will be available on the Portal to Texas History, a remarkable resource through the University of North Texas Libraries.

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