Early Newspapers of DeFuniak Springs


The following newspapers were filmed at Walton county from various scraps and full papers they had in their archives from 1887 forward.  The films were made available by Mamie Ann Bozeman and her gracious gift is most appreciated. They have been transcribed by Donna Bishop Wright and Mary Ellen Wexler. We typed mainly the items of local interest. A copy of the original film may be used at the Baker Block Museum which has readers with printers attached. 

There are 4 rolls dating from 1889-1915. The first roll is unavailable, but you may call the museum to ask to have it brought in for you on a specific day. It will be at the library permanently when we are finished with transcriptions.


Signal January 15, 1887
Signal March 23, 1889
Signal March 30, 1889
Signal July 20, 1889 Signal July 27, 1889
Signal August 3, 1889
Times April 12, 1890 Signal April 12, 1890
Times April 27, 1890 Signal May 3, 1890
Signal September 17, 1890
Signal March 4, 1891 Signal March 11, 1891
Signal March 18, 1891
Signal March 26, 1891
Signal April 11, 1891



Star February 8, 1894
Star June 1, 1894 Star June 8, 1894 Star June 15, 1894
Star June 22, 1894 Herald July 27, 1894 Herald August 3, 1894
Herald August 10, 1894
Herald August 17, 1894Herald August 31, 1894Unknown June, 1894
Herald October 9, 1895Herald October 23, 1895Herald October 30, 1895Herald November 6, 1895
Herald November 13, 1895Herald November 20, 1895Unknown 1895
Herald November 18, 1896Herald November 25, 1896Herald December 2, 1896
Unknown September 1897 Unknown 1901

Chipley March 21 1896Florala 1902Florala 1913-18


More to add as we have time.