There Comes a Reckoning
George Washington Grimsley
Co-Owner of the Shady Gulch Herald
Orphaned as a boy, Grimsley was taken in by a wealthy man from Philadelphia named James R, Hutchens. Among other things Mr. Hutchens owned a newspaper and Grimsley learned all about the business from him.
Mr Hutchens agreed to loan Grimsley the funds to start his own paper out West once he had proven his dedication and aptitude during his years of service at Hutchens newspaper.
Upon arriving in Shady Gulch, Grimsley agreed to go in with the Mayor, who wanted some say in the stories printed and they set about printing the Herald on a weekly basis.