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The Grapevine Sun

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332 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 56' 17.357856", -97° 4' 40.579464"
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     Benjamin R. Wall (1876-1955) started the Grapevine Sun in 1895 at the age of nineteen. It was sold in 1897 to James E. Keeling (1847-1925), a native of England. His son Ed took over as editor in 1912 and published the paper with the help of his wife Grady. The weekly printed mostly encouraging news for its readers. When Ed died in 1953 his daughter Zena Keeling Oxford became editor and her husband Gene was typesetter. The sale of the Sun following her death (1976) ended the family connection which lasted 80 years and spanned three generations. (1980)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on The Grapevine Sun:
April 2009 Update: A. H. Belo Corporation, owner of the newspaper, has announced that they will close The Grapevine Sun.
For quite a while, the Grapevine Sun offices have been located in the Tarrant County State Bank building.

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