The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891, August 01, 1887, Page 583, Image 7

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school, with six teachers and an attend- for a summer residence Cool, health
an co of two hundred and fifty scholars, f ul, free from all taint of malaria, easily
A new frame building is in process of accessible from tho city by both boat
erection, and will bo completed before, anil rail, with good flailing and hunting
tho close of tho year. It will cost $3,- close at hand, it offers excellent advan.
000.00, and will not only bo ample in stzo tagea as a summer resort A largo ho
to accommodate tho growth of tho town tel to accommodate boarders of this
for a number of years, but will be high- class is ono of the urgent neds of tho
ly ornamental, as will bo seen by refer- city. As it is, a number of Portland
ring to the engraving on pago 57G. Thero families spend their summers here, find
is, also, a goal school which has been ing homes in private residences, Ono
maintained many years by tho llenedic- improvement of interest in this conucc
tino sisters, an order of tho Catholic tion should not bo overlooked. Tho cel.
church. This has an attendanco of six- ebratcd drive from Portland to tho White
ty scholars. There aio five good church House is to bo extended to Oregon City
buildings, belonging to the Methodist next year, tho work having been author
Episcopal, IJaptit, Episcopal, Con'-rro- feed by tho counties of Multnomah anil
gational and Catholio denominations. Clackamas, and tho surreys made.
The Odd Fellows and Masons havoeach Clackamas county lie on both side
a goxl hall building, and various organ- of tho Willamette, though chiefly east of
izations of those orders. Tho A. O. U. tho river, and extends to tho summit of
W. and tho K, of Ij. also have organixa- tho CWado mountains. It embraces an
tions. 13y far tho most costly and orna- area of a million acres, one-half of which
mental structure is tho county court is in tho hands of private individuals,
house, completed in 1886. It is a solid and tho rcraaiudcr subject to eutry tin
brick and cement structure, with atouo der tho homestead, preemption and tint
facing, two stories and a basement in ber laws of tho United KUte. Tho O.
height, and surmounted by a cupola, fe C. railroad owns considerable land,
from which is obtained a splendid view which it sells at graded prices, and on
of tho river above and below tho falls, lileral terras of psyment Tho surfaco
and a largo stretch of the fields and tim- of the country is, in the main, hilly,
bered hills by which tho city is sur- Tho streams, of which there are many,
rounded. It stands between tho main run through canyons, tho laud Utteen
street and tho river, in tho center of a thera being rolling plateau, rising Into
block (seo engraving on pago fd5), and mountains as tho Cascade are reach!,
a broad flight of stono steps leads up to Along the streams are many acres of al
tho first floor entrance. This edifice cost luvial bottom lan in, tho sod black, d p
IM.OOO.OO, and represents more for tho and rich. Tho greater tertian of tho
money expended than any other public surface is of tho hill class, the soil bo
structure in Oregon. Thero aro many ing a red loam, partaking of tho nature
handsome, and even elegant, privato res- of a clay, with a hard clay sub soil,
idences, nearly all of thera so situated Tbeao rolling plateaus aro covsred with
as to command beautiful views of tho timber, there being bat a few small
river and surrounding hills. Tho great- tract of open prairie land. Tho pre
er number arc located on ilia bluffs, Tailing timber is fir, while cdar, sprue,
where tho cool summer breezes render hemlock awl larch are found in qaiftti
life there most agreeable. Indeed, this ty. Ash, maple, aldr and cottonwood
is one of tho bet points near Portland grow along the stream, Of ing to the