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Good Old Days: July 25, 2019


125 years ago

The Commoner

July 27, 1894

Following the suggestion made in last week’s Commoner, the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, in special session on Monday afternoon, unanimously adopted resolution asking the general manager and receiver of the O. R. & N. company to reduce the rates on grain shipments to Portland from $4.75 to $3.25 per ton. If an appreciable reduction can be made, the farmers of the Palouse country who practically lost last year’s crop, would be able to realize advantageously at even the present low market.


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