Pacific States Newspaper Directory

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 Lewis ~ Pacific County Washington Newspapers, 1894

Lewis County

Population 11,468. This county is finely wooded and timbered, with rich river and creek bottom land. The Northern Pacific railroad gives it close access north and south. Its area is 1,800 square miles.

Centralia, Population 3,500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Chronicle J. E. Whitney Friday Rep. 1880
News Simpson, Banister & Co. Friday Dem. 1886

Chehalis, Population 2,096

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Bee D. W. Bush Friday Rep. 1884
Nugget Robertson & Kerr Friday Dem. 1883

Little Falls, Population 400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Gazette A. C. Harsell Sat. Ind. 1892

Toledo, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Tidings F. H. Thome Friday Rep. 1890

Winlock, Population 930

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Pilot J. R. Buxton Friday Rep. 1885

Lincoln County

Population 9,313. This county is the seat of a considerable and growing agricultural country. The following figures are from the official returns of 1889: Value of land, $1,325,659; value of all taxable property, $3,006,869. Sprague is the division headquarters of the railroad.

Davenport, Population 550

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Times L. A. Inkster Friday Rep. 1882

Harrington, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Leader M. P. Stephens Friday Populist 1893

Reardan, Population 350

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Messenger; L. B. Goshorn Sat. Ind. 1893

Sprague, Population 2.029

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Dally Mail DeRackin & Williams Daily Dem. 1892
Weekly Ed. Lincoln Co. Democrat Sat. Dem. 1892
Herald F. M. Winship Wed. Rep. 1888
Independent W. F. Thompson Sat. Ind. 1893

Wilbur, Population 400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Register Harry J. Neely Friday Rep. 1888

Mason County

Population 2,863. This county has an area of about 900 square miles. Its chief product is lumber. But little attention has been paid to agricultural pursuits, this being a heavily timbered country. Vegetables and fruits thrive well.

Shelton, Population 925

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mason Co. Journal Grant C. Angle Friday Rep. 1886
Tribune W. R. Lotz Sat. Dem. 1890

Okanogan County

Population 1,465. Okanogan has an area of 8,000 miles, the largest of any county in the State. It is a stock-raising and mineral supply district.

Chelan, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Leader DeWitt C. Biitt Thru Ind.-Rep. 1891

Conconnully, Population 250

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Outlook H. W. Thompson Sat. Rep. 1888

Pacific County

Population 4,348. This county is a large and prosperous agricultural settlement, and the bay of Shoahwater is the seat of a large fishing and oyster industry. Steamers run regularly be-tween Portland and Astoria.

Ilwaco, Population 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Pacific Journal John W. Phillips Friday Rep. 1883

South Bend, Population 1,800

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Herald South Bend Pub. Co. Friday Ind. 1891
Journal F. A. Hazeltine Friday Rep. 1890

Willapa City, Population 400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Pilot C. A. Heath Friday Ind. 1890

Washington Index| Pacific States Newspaper Index

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

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