Serving Whitman County since 1877

Good old days

8 years ago

Sept. 14, 1888

A number of electric lights were turned on in different business houses about the city and one upon the street in front of city hall on Tuesday evening. Although everything was new and untried, the machinery worked fairly well and the lights lit up the surrounding gloom in great shape. Everyone was well pleased with the opening test and declared the business a “go.”

After a temporary delay of several days caused by lack of funds, finish work on the college building has been resumed. This time that structure of which our city of which our people can and should justl...


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