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Historic Sapulpa newspapers are now available online

A new online gateway allows you to view and search the contents of local newspapers that haven't existed for decades.

In 2017, the Oklahoma Historical Society partnered with the Sapulpa Historical Society (SHS) to make digitize a collection of historic newspapers. That collection is now available free to the public. It includes 22 titles and 12 decades of news reporting from newspapers published in and around the town of Sapulpa in Creek and Tulsa Counties. Titles include County Democrat-News, Creek County Republican, Sapulpa Herald, Sapulpa Light, Sapulpa Free Press, and Sapulpa Democrat.

Of these historic newspapers, only The Sapulpa Herald remains today.

The project wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the Sapulpa Historical Society. SHS was formed in 1968 through the efforts of a small group of citizens who believed it was important to preserve their town’s history. 

You can visit the collection by visiting

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