Oregon Herald

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The Oregon Herald was a newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, United States from 1866 until 1873.[1] Originally a weekly and alternatively known as the Weekly Oregon Herald,[2] its publication became daily except Mondays in 1869,[3] after which it was alternatively known as the Daily Oregon Herald.

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At the time the Oregon Herald was established, the only other daily paper in Portland was The Oregonian, all the others having closed.[1] The Democratic paper was started on March 17, 1866 by Milton H. Abbott and Nehemiah L. Butler. Three years later, Abbott started the Democrat in Baker City.[1] Abbott withdrew from the Oregon Herald soon after its establishment and a stock company was formed to manage the paper.[1] Members of this group included Democratic leaders Aaron E. Waite, W. Weatherford, James K. Kelly, La Fayette Grover, Joseph Showalter Smith, N. L. Butler, and James C. Hawthorne.[1] Beriah Brown became editor on June 10, 1866.[1] Sylvester Pennoyer was the next editor, from 1868 to July 1, 1869, after which he sold the paper to T. Patterson & Co, with Eugene Semple as editor.[1] Patterson sold the paper to a stock company on December 1, 1871, and the paper was suspended on May 25, 1873.[1]

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