The Eatonville Dispatch got its start in 1916. The press was possibly a 1908 Chandler & Price Gordon press.
There’s a video on YouTube that shows hand typesetting and printing in 1947. Within minutes you understand what work went into putting out a paper — long before the computer or printer.
When you see all the steps — espeically typesetting — that went into printing a paper, it’s amazing that there was time to write, layout, print and deliver the paper in a week.
Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.
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