Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Good Old Days


April 30, 2020

John Henley Sr., uses a pair of blacksmith's tongs to grab a rattlesnake along the Alkali Flat creek. April 30, 1970.

125 years ago

The Commoner

May 3, 1895

It is now estimated that the acreage of grain in Whitman County is about 65 or 70 percent of last year. The grain area this year is almost entirely fall and spring sown, but little grain being allowed to volunteer. Of this area of grain the west end of the county does not furnish its usual percentage, the prevalence of the squirrel pest in 1894, and the anticipation of their ravages this season deterring many owners of land. Seeding is nearly over in all parts of the county, and from all sections come reports of fine prospects for good crops. What the...

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