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Idaho County Free Press Archive 

  • Grangeville, Idaho
  • 18861924

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Aaron F. Parker began publishing the Idaho County Free Press in June 1886, in Grangeville, Idaho. He had previously been a newspaper man in Lewiston, the former territorial capital of Idaho. Before Idaho achieved statehood in 1890, many residents of Northern Idaho had wanted the region to be annexed by Washington State rather than remain united with Southern Idaho. Parker opposed annexation by Washington, an unpopular position in Lewiston at the time, so he moved to Grangeville and began carrying out his anti-annexation campaign in the columns of the Free Press. The motto underneath the paper's masthead was "Montani Semper Liberi," or "mountaineers are always free."

Archive Info

  • 10,365
  • Grangeville, Idaho
  • 18861924

Source Information

Idaho County Free Press, 1886–1924 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: December 13, 2022

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Archive Info

  • 10,365
  • Grangeville, Idaho
  • 18861924

Source Information

Idaho County Free Press, 1886–1924 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: December 13, 2022