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 Sierra ~ Sonoma County California Newspapers, 1894

Sierra County

Population 5,051 chiefly mining. The chief industry of the county is now, as it always has been, mining, the annual gold product of Sierra county being in round figures about $1,000,000. The county seat is Downieville, which was located as early as 1849, and whose early history forms a very important part of the annals of California. Assessed valuation, $1,534,188.

Downieville, Population 600

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mountain Messenger Downer & Tibbey Sat. Ind. 1851

Sierra Valley, Population 700

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Sierra Valley Leader M. Pritchard Friday lnd. 1882

Siskiyou County

Population 12,163; mining, stock-raising, lumbering, farming, and dairying. The finest of butter and cheese, in great quantities, are shipped to San Francisco every winter. The mining interests are varied and very extensive, forming the richest mining district in Northern California. Yreka is the county seat. Assessed valuation $8,005,738.

Dunsmuir, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
News G. D. Cummings Sat. Ind. 1890

Fort Jones, Population 450

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Scott Valley News L. D. Clark Sat. Ind. 1878

Glacier, Population 250

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
McCloud River Pioneer W. & L. Carter Sat. Rep. 1889

Sisson, Population 1,000

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Mascot J. L. Keunon Thur. Ind. 1890

Yreka, Population 1,719

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Journal Robert Nixon Wed. Rep. 1856
Union A. Montgomery Thur. Dem. 1853

Solano County

Population 20,946; agricultural. Solano is essentially a farming county. Her products of wheat, barley, hay, butter, cheese, live stock, poultry, fruit, wine and wool, are conclusive arguments to prove the productiveness of her soil. The United States Navy Yard, on Mare Island, near Vallejo, the principal city in the county, furnishes employment to from 500 to 1,200 men, and contributes largely to the general prosperity of the town. The assessed valuation is $19,617,193.

Benicia, Population 2,850

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
New Era Alfred Dalton Jr. Sat. Ind.-Rep. 1877

Dixon, Population 1,079

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Tribune Tribune Pub. Co. Friday Dem. 1873

Rio Vista, Population 700

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Sacramento River News D. G. Holt Friday Ind. 1890

Suisun, Population 1,200

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Republican Bowen & Dinkelspiel Friday Rep. 1854

 Vacaville, Population 2,712

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Reporter R. B. Stitt Sat. Dem. 1881

Vallejo, Population 6,995

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Chronicle Penuycook & Harrier Daily Rep. 1867
Chronicle Weekly Edition Friday Rep. 1867
Times Geo. Roe Daily Dem. 1875
Times Weekly Edition Sat. Dem. 1875

Sonoma County

Population 32,721; wines, agriculture and dairying. The article of greatest aggregate commercial value produced at present is grapes, from which wine and brandy are manufactured. Sonoma stands today third in the list in the production of wine and table grapes. The lists of fruits that thrive and mature here may be said to include almost the entire list. Hops are extensively grown, and last year the yield of the county was 1,000,000 lbs., valued at $280,000. The annual output of dairy products is about 3,000,0000 pounds. Assessed valuation, $30,038,886.

Cloverdale, Population 1,554

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Reveille G. B. Baer Sat. Ind. 1877

Healdsburg, Population 2,500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Enterprise M. Menihan Sat. Ind. 1868
Sonoma Co. Tribune Meyer & Abraham Thru. Rep. 1888

Petaluma, Population 3,686

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Argus McNabb & Gassidy Sat. Rep. 1855
Courier John Michaelsen Daily Dem. 1891
Courier Weekly Edition Wed. Dem. 1874
Imprint J. T. Studdert & Co Daily Dem. 1884
Imprint Weekly Edition Friday Dem. 1891

Santa Rosa, Population 5,300

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Cyclone Alva Porter Moore Tues. Ind. 1893
Democrat R. A. Thompson Daily Dem. 1857
Democrat Weekly Edition Sat. Dem. 1857
Republican A. B. Lemmon Daily Rep. 1874
Sonoma Co. Farmer E. D. Svveetser Friday Non-Pol. 1892
Sonoma Co. Farmer Weekly Edition Thru. Rep. 1874
Transcript of Records A. P. Moore, Sr. Daily Com. 1886

Sebastopol, Population 500

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Times Edwin S. Fyfe Wed. Ind 1889

Sonoma, Population 1,200

Publication Proprietors Issued Politics Year
Index-Tribune H. H. Granice Sat. Ind 1879

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

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