THIS FINAL YEAR OF STORIES featured monthly articles from the first issues of the first newspaper of Snohomish The Northern Star published in 1876. The first newspaper was co-founded by the first lawyer to settle in Snohomish, Eldridge Morse; and the first doctor, Albert Folsom.
Folsom did much of the editing in early issues while Morse travelled to collect content. In under a year, the Northern Star had reached a circulation of 700, and Morse had travelled approximately fifteen thousand miles. The paper was praised as “the representative paper of scientific thought and progress” in Washington Territory.
The paper is collected in the Washington Digital Newspapers, part of the Secretary of State’s office, and curious readers are invited to follow this link to read a short, informative story of the newspaper’s history (sampled above).