Our newspaper scanning project is on track. Over 2000 pages of 4 different titles will be scanned. We are exited about The Hollister Herald, it is our link to the past for the Salmon Tract. You may know Hollister was the first Salmon Tract town site, particularly interesting are the reports of the next town sites as they were developed. Rogerson, Amsterdam, Berger, Clover, (not on Salmon Tract irrigation). Reports from Jarbidge and Contact, Nevada tell us about stockmen and miners. The Hollister Herald issues were 4, 8 10 12 or 16 pages, usually 8 and during difficult economic times 4 pages. The lack of water behind Salmon Falls Dam was most often a headline.
The Hollister Herald was the newspaper of record for the area. A “newspaper of record” is given all public notices, these city, county, state and federal notices were printed at the expensive open rate and were a sizable portion of the Heralds income. The publisher / editor must have angered many people because a second newspaper, “Hollister New Era” was published, it had more initial subscribers than the Hollister Herald and it was awarded the public notices. Wow! Hollister had two newspapers.
Twin Falls, for your historic reference, at one time endured four simultaneous newspaper publications. The TF News, TF Times, TF Chronicle and TF Citizen.