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The First Sons of the Pioneers' Newsletter

 

THE PRAIRIE PRATTLER

 

        There may be a little confusion regarding the title "Prairie Prattler", two very different newsletters. The original Sons of the Pioneers newsletter was called The Prairie Prattler and was a one or two-page mimeographed sheet published in 1939 and mailed once a week. By the next year, it had expanded to an 8-page fanzine called Tumbleweed Topics which was published until the end of 1942.

        Their intention had been to publish the Tumbleweed Topics monthly but they found it impossible to keep to that schedule due to their own full slate of performances on stage, radio and film. In 1943, the Pioneers' fans began a one-page typewritten fan publication, reverting to the original name of "Prairie Prattler". This publication quickly expanded to a handsome 2-3 page large format fanzine which was published until 1946.

        The Prairie Prattler issues you will find on this page are from the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum. As more issues come to light, we will add them. We are grateful to Dusty Rogers and John Fullerton for letting us use these images.

 

            The Prairie Prattler Vol 1 No 2 1939