Pacific States Newspaper Directory


 Del Norte ~ Humboldt County Newspapers, 1894

Del Norte County

Population, 2,592. Del Norte lies just below the Oregon line, and its principal industries are dairying, lumber and mining. It embraces 66,562 acres of land, of which one-third consists of rich valley land. In the eastern part of the county mining is carried on to a great extent along the Klamath river. Assessed valuation in 1891 was $2,076,027. Salmon fishing is carried on at the mouth of Smith river. Crescent City is the county seat.


Crescent City, Population 1,620

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
News I. W. Musick Friday Ind. 1888
Record J. E. Eldredge Sat. Ind. 1879

El Dorado County

Population, 9,232; mineral and agricultural. A large portion ¦of the county is heavily timbered with black oak, live oak, hemlock, spruce, fir, cedar and many species of pine, while the banks of the streams are fringed with the maple, the alder, the dogwood and madrona. The cereals produce good remunerative crops, while potatoes, beets, pumpkins, Indian corn, and all manner of garden vegetables attain perfection, both in size and quality. Clover, in wildest luxuriance, yields an enormous and perpetual crop. The apple, the pear, the plum, the nectarine and all orchard products of the temperate zone attain excellent size, flavor and keeping qualities. But though El Dorado now enjoys a high repute as an agricultural, horticultural, stock-raising, dairying and lumber producing county, it is still a great gold producing district. Assessed valuation, $3,849,571.

Georgetown, Population 400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Gazette H. W. Hulbert Thur. Ind. 1880

Placerville, Population 2,593

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
El Dorado Republican G. A. Richardson Thur. Rep. 1871
Mountain Democrat Obs'r-Dem. Pub Co. Sat. Dem. 1852

Fresno County

Population, 32,026; chiefly agricultural. Fresno, before the division, was the third county in area in the State, containing 5,000,600 acres of surface. The phenomenal success of this county is directly due to the perfect system of irrigating canals in vogue. There are now in operation 900 miles of trunk canals, built at a cost of $2,000,000, capable of watering 1,000 square miles, or 640,000 square acres. The annual product of Fresno's mines, her wines, raisins, wheat and wool, aggregate over $4,000,000. Assessed valuation for 1891, $41,702,975.

Fresno, Population 10,752

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
California Tribune Phil. Schmitz Thur. Dem. 1891
Central Californian Brooks & Shankliu Sat. Agr. - Ins. 1891
Expositor J. W. Ferguson Daily Dem. 1882
Expositor, Weekly Edition Wed. Dem. 1870
National Spectator Spectator Pub. Co.. Thur. Ind. 1883
Republican Republican Pub. Co Daily Rep. 1886
Republican, Weekly Edition Friday Rep. 1876

Reedley, Population 450

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Reedley Exponent W.W.Holland Thur. Ind. 1891

Sanger, Population 1,500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Herald E. P. Dewey Sat. Ind. 1889

Selnia, Population 1,550

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Fresno Co. Enterprise L. M. Willis Sat. Rep. 1889
Irrigator Lyon & Vanderburgh Daily Dem. 1886
Irrigator Weekly Edition Sat. Dem. 1886

Glenn County

Population, 7,000; fruit and agriculture. Glenn county was formed from the northern half of Colusa County by the legislature of 1891. Upon the separation Willows was chosen as the county seat. The organization of irrigation enterprises has given quite a stimulus to fruit culture in the county, and the valley lauds are largely devoted to grain growing. No statistics as to assessed valuation, annual product, etc., have been compiled.

Orland, Population 700

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
News T. H. Dodson Sat. Ind. 1887

Willows, Population 2,100

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Journal Kelley & Crow Daily Dem 1885
Journal Weekly Edition Sat. Dem 1878
Review J. A. Apperson   Rep. 1890

Humboldt County

Population, 23,469; chiefly lumbering. Humboldt is a coast county, the area embraced being 3,590 square miles, or 2,297,600 acres. Humboldt county has five great industries lumbering, ship-building, agriculture and fruit growing, stock raising and wool growing, and mining. In 1891 the output was 104,519,726 feet of lumber, 203,700,985 shingles, 17,240,523 shakes, and a vast quantity of ties, posts, pickets, fruit boxes and house material. The assessment roll shows about 30,000 acres of cultivated lands. Stock-raising has been a very successful and remunerative business ever since the county was first opened to settlement. The county's export values amount to over $4,500,000 annually, the transportation of which occupies two lines of steamers and a fleet of over sixty sailing vessels, giving employment to some 450 seamen, having a carrying capacity of 11,000 tons, and representing a value of $2,500,000. The total assessment for 1891 was $16,975,417.

Alton, Population 350

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Our Paper Austin W. Bohall Sat Rep. 1889

Areata, Population 750

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Union Austin Wiley Sat. Rep. 1885

Blue Lake, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Advocate C. Chartin Sat. Dem. 1888

Eureka, Population 7,602

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Nerve Nerve Printing Co. Sat. Ind. 1892
Standard Standard Pub. Co Daily Dem. 1873
Standard Weekly Edition Thru. Dem. 1873
Times Times Pub. Co. Daily Rep. 1854
Times Weekly Edition Thru. Rep. 1854
Western Watchman Wm. Ayres Sat. Labor 1884

Ferndale, Population 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Enterprise Seotton & Hart Friday Ind. 1878
Oracle W. J. Weymouth Sat. Ind. 1893

Fortuna, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Eel River Valley Advance L. F. Stinson Thur Local 1888

Rhonerville, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
The Home Herald D. F. Morris Friday Ind. 1881

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Source: Pacific States Newspaper Directory, Sixth Edition, Palmer & Rey Type Foundry, San Francisco, 1894

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