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 . . .