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Title and Title Changes: The Adair Citizen ( 1915- 1938)Volume and Issue Data: The Adair Citizen, (Vol. 1, No. 4, February 4, 1915-Vol. 23, No. 36, September 15, 1938)Publisher and Place of Publication : Charles W. Norton ( 1915), James R. Carselowey ( 1915- 1917), James M. Carselowey ( 1917- 1920), James R. Carselowey ( 1920- 1923), Adair, Oklahoma; Roy Harding, Pryor, Oklahoma ( 1923); A. J. Gibson ( 1923- 1927), G. L. Parker ( 1927), A. J. Gibson ( 1927- 1937), Adair, Oklahoma. Editor. Charles W. Norton ( 1915); James R. Carselowey ( 1915- 1923); Roy Harding ( 1923); G. L. Parker ( 1927); A. J. Gibson ( 1927- 1937); Mrs. A. E. Richards ( 1937); A. J. Gibson ( 1938)
THE ADAIR LEDGER. See THE ADAIR WEEKLY LEDGER
The Adair Weekly Ledger was founded by James Robert Carselowey apparently in early 1904 as The Adair Ledger at Adair, Cherokee Nation. The business manager and typesetter was William R., Drew. Both men were Cherokees. Carselowey was born on February 15, 1875, and had taught school for a number of years before entering the newspaper business. Drew, half Cherokee, was born about 1879. 1
Carselowey's paper usually contained four pages of five columns of print, but the number of pages occasionally varied to six or eight. In July, 1904, Carselowey changed the name to The Adair Weekly Ledger, and Drew left the paper to edit the Pryor Creek Citizen, which he had bought.
Carselowey published local news from communities such as Big Cabin, Lynch's Prairie, and Elm Grove as well as exchange material typical of newspapers of the day. But he also published articles on topics of interest to both Cherokee and non-Cherokee readers in the waning years of the Cherokee Nation, e.g., the Cherokee Normal School, land titles, allotment, townsites, education, surplus lands, the Dawes Commission, the U.S. District Courts, oil, statehood bills,