Biennial Report of the State Engineer to the Governor of North Dakota

Biennial Report of the State Engineer to the Governor of North Dakota

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...cottonwood logs have been used extensively for the construction of farm and ranch improvements. The buildings of all the early settlers, including houses, barns, sheds, are built of cottonwood logs. The farm buildings of the present are. without exception of the same material. One or two small saw mills have been located along the river. One was located a short distance below Fort Buford. The only saw mill in this region at the present time is on the river a short distance below Grinnell. This is a small mill that runs at irregular intervals. The saw material is mostly dimension stuff used for interior purposes. The dimension stuff and sheating in the buildings of old Fort Buford is largely native timber. Ash easily ranks as the species of second importance from the supply standpoint. Stumps still remain that are two feet in diameter. WNo evidence was seen of ash being used in construction work. Mr. Wm. Laughland and Mr. H. A. Nelson say that ash cordwood was in great demand at the time when steamboats plied the river. The boats paid?7 per cord for ash and but 84 per oord for cottonwood. Thousands of cords of ash were cut and sold at these prices. The steamboat days passe'd with The coming of the railroad. The white elm ranks third from the stand point of supply. The logs were cut and used in common with cottonwood. The diamond willow, since the destruction of the red cedar, is the most important species for fence posts. Miles and miles of wire fence are built on diamond willow posts. The diamond willow attains a height of twenty feet or more and a diameter of six or eight inches. The best trees yield two good posts, that are worth eight cents each in the Williston market. The timber land in the coulees and hill sides bordering on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797701
  • 9781236797704