History of the City of Spokane and Spokane Country, Washington; From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Volume 1

History of the City of Spokane and Spokane Country, Washington; From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time Volume 1

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...1-:0 to the company, and which brought upon United States Senator John L. Wilson some criticism for his part in introducing and advocating the curative legislation. An act to encourage forestation in eastern Washington found legislative favor in November, 1873. It authorized the commissioners of Stevens and Whitman counties "to exempt from taxation, except for territorial purposes, the real or personal property of each taxpayer who shall, within the county within such year, plant and suitably cultivate one or more acres of forest trees for timber, to an amount not exceeding $300 for each acre." A memorial adopted in November, 1873, and signed by N. T. Caton as speaker of the house of representatives, and Wm. McLane as president of the council, prayed congress for an appropriation to overcome obstacles in the Columbia river. It represented that--"The Cascade mountains divide the territory into western and eastern Washington; that eastern Washington territory is almost exclusively a grazing and agricultural country, that the soil is capable of producing all the grasses and cereals known to the middle and western states; that the product of Walla Walla county alone, with a population of about 8,000 souls, in its grain yield for the year 1873, as shown by the most carefully prepared statisties, will reach the enormous sum of 1,000,000 bushels. That large bodies of land in the counties of Walla Walla, Stevens, Yakima and Whitman are equally as susceptible of cultivation as those already occupied, improved and cultivated; that the counties above enumerated are fast filling up with an intelligent and industrious population." The people residing in eastern Washington, it was pointed out, were almost wholly dependent on the...
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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236963911
  • 9781236963918