Rattlesnake Blizzard (OR, 1885)

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Rattlesnake Blizzard (OR, 1885)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Pleasant Hill, Oregon

Frequency:  One issue

Volume and Issue Data: Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1885

Size and Format:  Ledger sheets, 13 pp.

Editor/Publisher:  Anonymous (Pleasant Hill Literary Society?)

Title Changes and Continuation:  Succeeded by the Pleasant Hill Popgun (See Pleasant Hill Popgun)

General Description and Notes:

A handwritten newspaper on old ledger sheets, Dec. 30, 1885; succeeded by the Pleasant Hill Popgun, Dec. 13, 1901, in the same ledger.  Edited anonymously.  Contains brief news items, jokes and anecdotes.

The opening story-editorial states:

 “From the ranks of this society your humble servants have been given the unpleasant and difficult task of editing this paper which we shall call the Rattlesnake Blizzard.

“As this office was forced upon the editors and items are hard to get, and when obtained it takes all the constructive power, and a little more than the writer has, to put them together, the members need not be astonished at the end of this term to see two shattered invalids, or raving maniacs roaming about the country in wild despair [sic], seeking lost health and long forgotten happiness.  Of course those whose sterling worth, honesty, mental and other qualities exceeds those of others are called upon to fill the honorable, now paying position of editors . . . .”

The paper contains sections labeled “Conundrums,” “Stuff & Nonsense,” and “Advertisements.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Martin SchmidtCatalogues and Manuscripts, University of Oregon Library,  Special Collections, Vol. I, 1971, item 888.

Locations:  Special Collections, Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Pleasant Hill Popgun (OR, 1901)

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Pleasant Hill Popgun (OR, 1901)

Place of Publication: Pleasant Hill, Oregon

Frequency:  One issue?

Volume and Issue Data:  No. 2, Dec. 13, 1901

Size and Format:  Ledger sheets, 14 pp.

Editor/Publisher:  Anonymous (Pleasant Hill Literary Society?)

Title Changes and Continuation:  Succeeded Rattlesnake Blizzard

General Description and Notes:

A handwritten newspaper on old ledger sheets, Dec. 13, 1901, in the same ledger as the earlier, Rattlesnake Blizzard, Dec. 30, 1885.  Edited anonymously.  Contained brief news items, jokes and anecdotes.

Page two contains the following:

“The Pop-gun is the paper of the people, by the people, and for the people; Now friends how can you stand back when you know what is best for U [sic].”

 The paper ends with this statement:

 “We desire to thank those who have so cheerfully contributed to these columns.  Without the aid of all the members it would be impossible for one to produce a piece of work such as the society will expect of their servants.  We have consigned nothing to the waste basket and have carefully looked over the almanacs and magazines in securing our material for this issue of the paper.  Now as we are about to step out we [sic] our successors a successful term and have a liberal patronage.  The present editors will hereafter be seen wandering about seeking lost health and long forgotten happiness.  Thanking you for the patronage we have enjoyed we now retire with the greatest of pleasure.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Martin Schmidt, Catalogues and Manuscripts, University of Oregon Library, Special Collections, Vol. I, 1971, item 888.

Locations:  Special Collections, Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

The Magnolia (OR, 1867)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Oregon City, Oregon

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Feb. 17, 1867

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Oregon City Seminary

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Oregon Historical Society

Like It or Lump It (OR, 1844)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Falls?, Oregon (1844)

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Dec. 1844

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Falls Literary Association

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations: Oregon Historical Society

Honey Bee (OR, 1874)

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Honey Bee (OR, no date)

Place of Publication: Jacksonville, Oregon

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1, 1874

Size and Format:  10 pp. Ledger-size lined paper, written in cursive ink

Editor/Publisher:  Annie Miller

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

“Devoted to Art, Wit, Poetry, and Science” (cover page)

Motto: “Onward and Upward.”

From the “Editorial” on page 2 (see image below): “With this issue we  bring before the public the first No. of the Honey-Bee, edited by the Young Ladies of the Independant (sic) Literary Society. ”  The editor continues, ” . . . having had no experience whatever in the Newspaper business, we ask the kind indulgence of our friends, should we not meet their most sanguine expectations.”

Honey Bee (OR, 1874)

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Special Collections, University of Oregon Library, Eugene, OR

Flumgudgeon Gazette and Bumble Bee Budget (OR, 1845)

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Flumgudgeon Gazette & Bumble Bee Budget (OR, 1845)

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Oregon City, Oregon Territory

Frequency:  Bi-weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Summer, 1845; total of eight issues

Size and Format:  Ink on foolscap; single column; twelve copies of each issue; number eight contains 13 pages

Editor/Publisher:  “Curltail Coon,” aka Charles Pickett (1845)

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description & Notes:

The Flumgudgeon Gazette and Bumble Bee Budget was the first publication in the Oregon Territory and appeared during the meeting of the Legislative Committee in 1845.  The paper was subtitled, “A Newspaper of the Salmagundi Order, Devoted to Scratching and Stinging the Follies of the Times.”  According to Brier, Picket published eight issues of the paper and made about 12 copies of each number.  The paper was mainly a diatribe against the Legislative Committee of the Provisional Government of Oregon.  The paper consisted primarily of satire designed to sting the legislators.  Powell claims the paper “performed a useful service in pioneer Oregon by informing the settlers of the early activities of their government and by giving voice to opinions other than those of the legislators.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Warren J. Brier, “A History of Newspapers in the Pacific Northwest, 1846-1896,” unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Iowa, Feb. 1957, pp. 5-10, 105-107; Warren J. Brier, “The ‘Flumgudgeon Gazette and Bumble Bee Budget,'” Journalism Quarterly, 36 (Summer 1959), 317-320; Robert F. Karolevitz, Newspapering in the Old West:  A Pictorial History of Journalism and Printing on the Frontier (New York:  Bonanza Books, 1969), p. 131; Bob Karolevitz, “Pen and Ink Newspapers of the Old West,” Frontier Times, 44:2 (Feb.-March 1970), 31; Sidney Warren, Farthest Frontier:  The Pacific Northwest (New York:  Macmillan Co, 1949), 190-191; Lawrence Clark Powell, “Flumgudgeon Gazette in 1845 Antedated the Spectator,” Oregon Historical Quarterly, XLI:2 (June, 1940), 203-207; Lawrence Clark Powell, Philosopher Pickett (Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1942), 12; Frederic Hudson, Journalism in the United States, From 1690 to 1872 (New York:  Harper and Bros., 1873), 590

Locations:  Vol.1, No. 8, Aug. 20, 1845 only:  OreHiSoc-Portland; reproduction of Vol.1, No. 8, Aug. 20, 1845 in Karolevitz (1970), p. 31; Karolevitz (1969), p. 131.

Chalacha Pioneer (OR, 1855)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Chalacha, Washington Territory (Oregon), (1855)

Frequency:  At least two issues

Volume and Issue Data:  July 1 and 7, 1855

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Oregon State Historical Society

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