Collier's Volume 35

Collier's Volume 35

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...itself upon its highest as well as its humblest citizens. But there is yet good land in Oregon that has not been stolen, and the judicial disinfectant which the United States Government is now applying is fast reclaiming much of the land that was "appropriated." The patriarchal beards were wise enough to lay claim to a good thing. Oregon is a great State. As an agricultural State it is as old and well tried as Minnesota, Kansas, or Nebraska. The Villamette River Valley is a matchless farming land. It was the Mecca of ambitious agriculturists before gold was discovered in California. The dairy products of that one valley alone amount to seven million dollars a year, and the prize beef at St. Louis last year came from there. It's a country where the farm hands get "well fixed" so fast there is no one left to milk the cows. Coos County, Oregon, is t pical of the enterprise, industry, and thrift of all the Northwestern States. here is a county of farmers and lumbermen with one hundred and twenty-five miles lying between it and the nearest railroad, and yet they erect at the Portland Fair a twenty-five thousand dollar building in which to exhibit their wares. What say you, Pike County, Indiana, to this? The banks of Oregon have deposits to the amount of $2,600 to every man, woman, and child within its borders, and Oregon is not the greatest of these States. The lumber industry of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon--still in its infancy--is the greatest in the history of our country, and will be sufficient when developed to suppliy the building timber for all the world for centuries to come. Already Portlan and the Puget Sound cities are the greatest lumber-ship irig centres in the world. In every Cascade canyon will be heard...show more

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  • Paperback | 676 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,188g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782585
  • 9781236782588