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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1884)
THE WEST SHORE.
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rpHE land of Clatsop
1 County, as it is im-
proved, increases great-
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adapted for wheat, but
is admirable for: root
crops, oats, and, above
all, for grass land and iluiry products. lue nvers-ewis
and Clarko's, John Day's, Young's and Klaskanine -afford
excellent communication to thousands of acres of splen
did land, which, when once reclaimed, will prove a never
failing source of wealth to its owners. Near Clatsop, for
instance, iH a tract of land that has been dyked by D. K
Warren, ou which lie has raised 100 bushels of oatB to the
acre. The valuo of such a piece of land for stock cannot
be overestimated. The country on the south side of
Young's River is equally good. F. Bartoldes, J. G.
Numburg and others have fine places. W. E. Dement
has alxmt 000 bitch on Lewis and Clarke's, about seven
miles from hero, which is illustrative of what can be done,
The process of dyking it is apparently expensive-$20 an
acre-but its great fertility and closeness to a good
market justifies the outlay. Fifty acres that he has'dyked
this season have loen Boeded in timothy, and ought to
mipKirt forty cows. If all that we hear about the profit
in cows is true, a man that can raise grass for thirty or
forty cows has a good business.. A party to which we
refer ays that one cow which he owns gives him milk and
butter sulhVient for his family, and ho sells sixty cents
worth of milk a day beside. Farther south are large
tracts of bottom or "brush" land. This brush land is
hard to clear. It costs comparatively nothing, but takes
nn ftverago outlay of 100 an acre to got it ready for cul
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has nn abundance of this land, and in time it will nil be
token up and tilled. The cultivation of the soil and the
, .., u. umry products will go far toward sottlinc
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Ul Illt" Fices nna limited sunnlv
extensive, while further soutnin the same county are
grazed vast bands of cattle, and from, these industries the
city enjoys a steady prosperity. It is connected with The
Dalles by a daily line of stages. Its picturesque loentim, -
shown in our engraving, and its healthful climate
render it a pleasant place of residence. -
The new town in Kogue River Valley, which is to be
the railroad shipping point for Jacksonville, is called
Medf ord. ' Considerable building has already been done
and more is in progress. Several business houses have
ocated there, much activity is displayed in the sale of
ots, and the appearances indicate the growth of a town
of considerable importance. ' Phoenix, further south, has
awakened into new life under the influence of the rail
road, and displays symptoms of future growth.
During the past year $543,850 were expended in
Astoria in new buildings and improvements, and nearly
the entire sum was for the increase of business facilities
or the addition of conveniences necessary in a city. Gas
works, water works and a handsome school house are
among the leading improvements.
A coasting steamer 136 feet long, with a capacity of
400 tons, will be constructed this spring on the Coquille
River. It will ply between the Coquille and San Fran
cisco and other coast ports.
The Dalles has always boon an important point in the
T? -.""".tland and the vast grain. miJ2
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The Portland Commercial Herald makes its appear-
ance with a neat cover and is enlarged to twelve pages.
Its value is daily becoming better appreciated in com
mercial circles. ' 1
The Washington Enterprise, E. L. E. White, editor,
has made. its appearance at Forest Grove. Its initial
numbers give promise of an excellent paper.
A grain elevator, 40x60 feet, with a capacity of 60,000
bushels, will be erected in Silverton in the spring.
A new traction engine for farm work has been in
vented by D. L. Kemington, of Woodburn.
Parties contemplating a trip to Europe or visits to
the hundreds of pleasure resorts in America, should com
municate with or call upon Messrs. Leve & Alden, No.
207 Broadway, New York. This is an old and substan
tial agency for the convenience of travelers, and the firm
makes a specialty of preparing routes for tourists and
acting as agents for travelers. Branch agencies are
established in all the leading cities of the Union. The
Tourist Gazette, published by Leve & Alden for $1 V
annum, is an illustrated monthly magazine, containing
much valuable information for travelers.
The Illustrated Australian News is one of the fe
publications that are of interests the people of ever
country. Especially will Americans who desire informa
tion about Australia w ofPnJra find the Nevs a
region are onitJ i- wusirauons are represent.
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