Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Good Old Days


January 6, 2022

Whitman County Baby New Year of 1972

Baby New Year, Joy Christine, pictured with parents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Parkins at Whitman Community Hospital on January 2, 1972.

125 Years Ago

Colfax Gazette Friday, January 1, 1897

The Grain Market

Last Day of Year Shows Highest Prices Since 1892

The local grain market for 1896, closed on Thursday Dec. 31, with top-notch prices for wheat, oats and barley since the fall of 1892. Quotations were 70 cents per bushel for wheat, $1.10 a hundred for oats and $1 a hundred for barley. Mr. A Kuhn estimated that the aggregate of grain held in the county on January 1, 1897, was the smallest that has been held in Whitman country in many years. He estimates the amount of marketable grain now held at b...

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