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Wood River Times Archive

  • Hailey, Idaho
  • 18821893

About

Theophile Edelman Picotte first published the Wood River Times on June 15, 1881, in Hailey, Idaho. It began as a weekly, but within 11 months expanded to a "daily" publication, Sundays excluded, also under the masthead Wood River Times. Picotte, a native of Montreal, learned the printing trade in New York then moved on to Cincinnati, New Orleans, Texas, Denver, and Nevada. Picotte's Times, a Republican paper, was the third newspaper to be published in Idaho's Wood River Valley, the first being the Democratic Wood River News in Bellevue and the second being the Republican Wood River Miner, also of Hailey. The mining rush in the Wood River region attracted multiple other printers and prompted some very lively competition among them. Eleven papers started in this time period, but only four remained by 1890 when Idaho achieved statehood.

Archive Info

  • 13,539
  • Hailey, Idaho
  • 18821893

Source Information

Wood River Times, 1882–1893 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 20, 2023

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Archive Info

  • 13,539
  • Hailey, Idaho
  • 18821893

Source Information

Wood River Times, 1882–1893 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 20, 2023