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 Madera ~ Monterey County California Newspapers, 1894

Madera County

This is a new county, formed from the northeastern part of Fresno county. There is a large gold region in this county, at the foot of the Sierra, on which rapid developments are being made, and in this and Fresno counties, too, there is the greatest timber belt of California, or rather of the world. Here are sugar pines from 12 to 15 feet in diameter, running up 300 to 350 feet high, the timber belt running through both counties covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles, being inexhaustible for generations to come. It contains every variety of pine, fir, cedar and redwood.

Madera,, Population 1,100

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mercury E. E. Vincent Daily Rep. 1892
Mercury Weekly Edition Friday Rep. 1885
Tribune W. J. Deater Daily Dem. 1892
Tribune Weekly Edition Thur. Dem. 1892

Marin County

Population, 13,072; butter-making is the chief industry. Over 1,000 acres of vineyard are now in bearing. The county seat is San Rafael, many of San Francisco's wealthiest merchants having costly and beautiful summer homes there. The assessed value of real and personal property in the county in 1891 was $11,980,177.

San Rafael, Population 3,718

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Marin Journal W. B. Winn Thur. Rep. 1861
Tocsin Jas. H. Wilkins Sat. Ind. 1879

Sausalito, Population 1,500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
SausalitoNews J. E. Slinkey Friday Rep. 1885

Mariposa County

Population, 3,787; mineral and agricultural. The county is scenically remarkable for containing the Yosemite Valley. Mining has been the chief industry, but the agricultural and fruit interests of the county are steadily improving. Fruit raising is a very important industry. Goat-raising and the improvement of the Cashmere goat, is fast becoming a prominent feature in this section. Assessed valuation, $1,862,795. Mariposa, pop. 500

Mariposa, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Gazette Frances A. Reynolds Sat. Ind. 1854

Mendocino County

Population, 17,612. Mendocino is located on the Pacific ocean, about 100 miles north of San Francisco. The chief resources of the county are lumbering, dairying, and raising potatoes. There are 25 saw mills now at work manufacturing, and the annual out-put of lumber is about 70,000,000 feet. Some of the finest sheep ranches to be found in the State are located in this section. The wool from this part of California always brings a fancy price on account of its quality. Hops are grown to a considerable extent, and the hop land is extremely productive. Assessed valuation, $11,944,705. Ukiah is the county seat.

Fort Bragg, Population 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Advocate Chas. J. Cavanagh Wed. Ind. 1889

Mendocino, Population 800

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Beacon Win. Heeser Sat. Ind. 1877

Point Arena, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Record Wm. Hauen Friday Ind. 1888

Ukiah, Population 1,800

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Dispatch & Democrat Jno. Buckingham Friday Dem. 1869
Republican Press Pounstone & Mathews Friday Rep. 1877

Willits, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
The Willits News Weeks & Curtis Friday Ind. 1892

Merced County

Population, 8,085; agricultural pursuits. In this county are to be found the finest herds of cattle and horses of some of our noted stock-raisers of California. Quite a large area has been cultivated to all the cereals, fruits, grapes, hops, cotton, etc. The assessed valuation is $15,146,200.

Los Banos, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Enterprise Carlos O. Freeman Sat. Rep. 1891
Herald Willard Beebe Friday Populist 1893

Merced, Population 2,183

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Evening Sun C. D.Radcliffe Daily. Ind. 1869
County Sun Weekly Edition Sat. Ind. 1869
Express J. A. Xorvell Sat. Dem. 1875
Star Harris Bros Thur Rep. 1880

Plainsburg, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Globe E. J. Page Sat. Ind. 1893

Modoc County

Population, 4,986; stock-raising and agriculture. The productions of Modoc are such as are usual elsewhere in the temperate zone. The average yield of the county is about 500,000 bushels of wheat, 500,000 bushels of barley, 5,000 bushels of oats, 2,000 of rye, annually, besides corn, potatoes, beans, peas, onions, and 50,000 to 60,000 tons of hay. Hardy fruit trees, such as apples, pears, plums and peaches, are very prolific, and produce excellent fruit. About 3,000,000 feet of lumber are sawed, and 1,000,000 shingles made annually. The assessed valuation of this county is $3,158,827. Alturas is the county seat.

Adin, Population 446

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Argus E.M.Wilson Thur. Ind. 1881

Alturas, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Herald H. L. . Herzinger Wed. Dem. 1891
New Era Anderson & Sloss Friday Ind. 1888

Cedarville, Population 400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Surprise Valley Record R. H. Stanley Sat. Ind. 1892

Mono County

Population, 2,002; chiefly mineral. Cattle, hogs, sheep and dairy products are raised in sufficient quantities to supply the local demand. There is much timber within its boundaries, the amount standing being estimated at not less than 30,000,000 feet, and some six or seven lumber mills occupy contiguous sites. The county seat is Bridgeport. Assessed valuation, $924,527.

Bodie, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Miner A.V.Morgan Friday Ind.-Rep. 1882

Bridgeport, Population 400

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Chronicle-Union R. M. & A. C.Folger Sat. Rep. 1863

Lundy, Population 300

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Index James W. E. Townseud Sat. Ind. 1888

Monterey County

Population, 18,637; agriculture, dairying and stock-raising. The distance by rail to the county seat, Salinas City, from San Francisco is 117.6 miles. The chief productions of this county are beef, butter, cheese, potatoes and pork; whale oil and dried fish being also extensively shipped. Assessed valuation of property in this county, $17,712,484.

Bradley, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mercury Geo. E. Maloney Sat. Ind. 1892

Castroville, Population 1,678

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Enterprise Louise E. Francis Friday Ind 1891

Gonzales, Population 1,095

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Tribune Renisou & Farley Sat. Ind. 1891

King City, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Settler W. A. Beebe Sat.   1890

Monterey, Population 1,889

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Cypress E. Miehaelis Sat. Rep. 1889
New Era Wm. Kay Sat. Ind. 1890

Pacific Grove, Population 1,381

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Review Anna A. Gallanar Sat. Rep. 1889

Salinas, Population 2,239

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Democrat Smeltzer & Barnwell Sat. Dem. 1867
Index W. J. Hill Thur. Rep. 1871
Journal Smeltzer & Barnwell Daily Ind. 1889

San Lucas, Population 1, 956

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Herald Eugene F. Rogers Thur. Ind. 1889

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

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