The South Whidbey Historical Society is in the process of digitizing Island County newspapers which are in our collection, as well as articles of local interest from regional newspapers from past decades. Check back from time to time for newly digitized issues.

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Island County Farm Bureau News

Farm Bureau News March 1932

Island County Times

Island County Times July 25, 1935





The Whidby Islander

The South Whidbey Historical Society is digitizing copies of Island County newspapers, including The Whidby Islander, which was the newspaper of the Free Land Socialist Utopian Colony.

Please note that some issues contain words that are offensive, racist and xenophobic. This is a reflection of some of the prevalent attitudes of the times and also existed in more mainstream newspapers as well. We have not endeavored to censor or sanitize the content of these historical documents, believing that it is important to understand the scope and depth of prejudice that existed.


The Whidby Islander

The Whidbey Islander July 1, 1902

The Whidby Islander

The Whidbey Islander September 1, 1902

The Whidby Islander

The Whidbey Islander October 1, 1902

The Whidby Islander

The Whidbey Islander November 1, 1902

The Whidby Islander


The Whidbey Islander January 1, 1903

The Whidby Islander

The Whidbey Islander March 15, 1903

The Whidby Islander


The Whidbey Islander April 15, 1903