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Pierce County Newspapers

Buckley
Banner,
established on December 17, 1889, by Thomas E. Ashe. Independent.

New Tacoma, Pierce County. See Tacoma.

Orting
Oracle,
established on January 11, 1889, by Watson & Yarington. W. W. Watson retired in August of that year and was succeeded by James M. Parker. About that time a former paper, Orting Tribune, was absorbed by the Oracle. (Edwin N. Fuller, in Washington Press Association Proceedings, 1887-1890, page 87.) Files of the Oracle have been kept at Orting since 1903.

Puyallup
Citizen
. On May 10, 1889, A. G. Rogers established this paper under the name of The Puyallup Valley Citizen. (Edwin N. Fuller, in Washington Press Association Proceedings, 1887-1890, page 87.) It was an independent weekly. No files have been reported.

Commerce, established in Tacoma under the same name by E. N. Fuller, the first issue appearing on May 15, 1886. It was moved to Puyallup in May, 1887, where it became a hop and fruit journal. In August, 1888, it was sold to J. W. Redington, a veteran of the Nez Perce Indian War of 1877. A campaign daily was published in the fall of 1889. (Edwin N. Fuller, in Washington Press Association Proceedings, 1887-1890, page 84.) No files have been reported. Mr. Redington continued the publication on into statehood. In 1922, he was foreman of the Home Printing Office, Pacific Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles County, California.

Real Estate Journal, established on February 13, 1889, by Baird & Howell. Only a few numbers were published. (Edwin N. Fuller, in Washington Press Association Proceedings, 1887-1890, page 88.) No file has been reported.

Republic, established as a weekly by J. H. Baird and Albert J. Roscoe on May 2. 1889, and the last number was published on June 6, 1889. (Edwin N. Fuller, in Washington Press Association Proceedings, 1887-1890, page 87.)

Roy
Ray
, first issued on October 17, 1889, by Kullmer & Dexter, (Edwin N. Fuller in Washington Press Association Proceedings, 1887-1890, page 87.) It was listed as an independent weekly. (Lord & Thomas Newspaper Directory, for 1890.) No files have been reported.

 

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