Prairie Pointer

Serving as Washington’s first post-war weekly paper for Parkland, Midland, Brookdale, and Spanaway, the Prairie Pointer included a mix of local news, personal interest stories, local advertisements, and classified ads. One great feature is the “Along the Street” column, which features glimpses of everyday life in Parkland and small local news, such as who visited whom, new neighbors, and personal accomplishments. It was a community paper in the best of ways, even requesting that its readers provide the local news themselves.

 1945
Volume 1
1946
Volume 1
194719481949
January3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2, 9, 16, 23,
30
1,8,15, 22,29 6,13, 20, 27
February7,, 14, 286,13,
20, 27
5, 12, 19, 263, 10, 17, 24
March7, 14, 21.28, 6,13, 20
27
4, 11, 18, 253, 10, 17, 24, 31
April4,11 , 18, 253,10,
17, 24
1, 8, 15, 22, 297, 14, 21, 28
May2, 9,16,23, 301,8, 15, 22,296, 13, 20, 275, 12, 19, 26
June6, 13, 20, 27a, 27b, 275, 12, 19,263, 10, 17, 242, 9, 16, 23, 30
July4, 11, 18, 253, 10,17,24,31 1, 8, 15, 22. 297, 14, 21
August1, 8, 15, 22, 297,14, 21,285, 12, 19, 2625
September 13 20 275, 12, 19a, 19b4,11, 18,252, 9, 16, 23, 30
October4 11 18 253, 10, 17,
24, 31
2, 9,16,23, 307, 14. 21. 28
November1 8 15 22 297,14, 21, 28 6, 13, 20, 274, 11, 18, 25
December6 13 20 275,12, 19, 26, 4,11,18, 252, 9, 1616, 23, 30