The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Lou Marzeles
Publisher and Editor 

Edison demonstrates electric light, and The Sentinel begins



The year The Goldendale Sentinel started, Thomas Edison first demonstrated the electric light. Brahms premiered his D Major Violin Concerto. The Zulu Wars began in South Africa. The Custer Battlefield National Monument was established, this being only three years since Custer’s Last Stand. The first Woolworth’s opened, ushering in the unheard-of five and dime store. Milk was sold in glass bottles for the first time. Madison Square Garden opened. Doc Holliday killed his first man. In a six-day foot race, Philbert Weston lost to a horse by a thin margin of 559 to 550 miles. Statehood for Washington was still 10 years away. The City of Goldendale would be incorporated in November.

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