Column, Gales city, History

News from the past: September, 1895

The Washington County Hatchet's nameplate as it appeared in a September 5, 1895 edition of the paper.

WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY - It was a bustling time for the region. Even in the midst of a severe economic depression (the Panic of 1893 lasted into 1897), the city of Forest Grove, a cornerstone of Washington County culture and politics, was home to the Washington County Hatchet, a Republican newspaper published weekly every Thursday.

With a mix of local, state and national news, the paper chronicled events throughout the county, including in areas of interest . . .

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