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About this collection

The Seattle Mail and Herald was a weekly paper discussing the city's news, politics, society events, entertainment and more. The paper touches on topics such as Seattle's regrades, the Alaskan Gold Rush, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and the proliferation of crime and vice under Seattle's "Open Town" policy. Issues often include portraits of prominent Seattleites and visiting entertainers along with photographs of buildings and scenery in Seattle, Washington State and Alaska.

 

The paper was owned and at times edited by Edgar L. Hampton who originally ran the Saturday Mail beginning ca. 1896 and merged the paper with the Herald in 1899 to create the Seattle Mail and Herald. The last issues of the Mail and Herald were published in 1907. This collection contains issues from January 5, 1901 to May 25, 1907. Full text search of the newspaper is available using the search box above. To browse specific years or topics, you can use the suggestions below or refer to the Subject Index List.

 

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