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About The Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon) 1922-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1909)
Splendid Opportunities Are Offered by the
Great Valley of the Willamette*
The State of Oregon contains 95,746 garden spot,” and is capable of sup
square miles, or 61,277,400 acres, equal porting many thousands of people more
ing in size the combined area of the than at present. For diversified farm
six New England States and New York ing, or fruit, stock or poultry-raising,
state included. Of the total acreage this section is especially adapted. The
over 10,000,000 acres are included in foothills and newly cleared timber
farms although less than 3,000,000 acres, lands furnish splendid grazing for
are under cultivation; about 35,000,000 sheep, goats and live stock. These
acres are in timber and 13,122,168 are lands are very fretile, and possess the
non-tillable. Oregon, as thickly peo advantage of drying off earlier than
pled as Ohio, would easily support a deeper in the valley, making possible
population of over 8,000,000 inhabitants. greater cultivation, and greater variety
The half million already here are ex of products.
ceedingly prosperous and contented.
As a Fruit Section.
The Western portion of the state, lying
Fruit has been grown in Oregon for
between the Cascade Range and the forty years, but only of late years in a
Pacific Orean, contains 75 per cent of- scientific manner.
the entire population. It is divided by acres have been planted to apples and
the Coast Range, and its laterals into pears in the territory immediately sur
four sections: The Willamette Valley, rounding Cottage Grove the past year, '
Umpqua River Valley, Rogue River and this acreage will probably be great
Valley and the Coast district or Coast ly enhanced in 1910. One company
counties, bordering the Pacific Ocean alone is planting one thousand acres to
for three hundred miles. The seasons fruit trees. ' Cottage Grove has the
in Western Oregon are distinguished by banner two-year-old orchard in the
the wet and dry rather than by the us state. Years of experience have dem
ual designation. The wet season is by onstrated that we can sucessfully grow
no means uniformly wet or rainy, nor apples as a commercial product. The
must the dry season be supposed to in fame of the apple of Western Oregon
dicate a dearth of moisture, but during is well established; its perfection is
the wet season 75 per cent of the an-> due to the moisture in air and soil at
niial precipitation occurs, while in the time of maturing.
dry season comes the qther 25 per cent,
Oregon ranks a good second to Cali
in the shape of occasional showers. fornia in prune production, which is
The dry period extends from May 1st now practically confined to the Pacific
to October 15th. There are a few States. Ever sensitive to environment,
showers, usually in September, which the sucessful growth of the prune will
become more frequent until the middle alway be confined to favored localities;
of November. Thence to March 15th it cannot be reared far and wide like
frequent rains are expected. From wheat or berries. 'Hie early settlers
March 15 to May 1st intermittent found that the plum was peculiarly
showers, as in October. The precipi adapted to growth in Western Oregon,
tation as we travel south through the and that its yearly yield of luscious
great valleys gradually decreases. fruit was nearly as sure as the coming
There are no extremes of temperature of the seasons. Gradually the success
at any season, the mean temperature ful culture of the prune and its profit
of the State being 49 degrees. The able return brought the fruit promin
mean temperature for twenty-seven ently before the public, and today we
years past, has been 53 degrees. The find an acreage of prune orchards in
mean average temperature of the Coast Western Oregon exceeded only by our
region is 51 degrees, the thermometer neighbor, California. No irrigation is
rarely rising above 80 degrees in sum necessary, which insures a meaty, sug
mer, or falling below 30 degrees in the ary fruit, of large size.
The rain fall of this valley varies from
Cottage Grove is pre-eminenty the
35 to 50 inches, falling in from 125 to poultry section of Oregon, and there is
156 days. As in all parts of the state,
need of more experienced poultrymen
the months from June to October are
who will raise better fowls, and more
practically free from rain. Snow rare of them. For such there is ample room
ly falls, and when it does, it seldom
and a very profitable field. The de
remains longer than sixty hours on the
mand of good eggs and poultry has al
ground. A frost that penetrates the
ways been beyond the supply; and the
ground is very unusual. In all portions
present stimulation in the mining in
of Western Oregon, in Which Cottage
dustry and increasing immigration must
Grove is located, no matter, whit the
create a greater future market. The
day temperature may be, the night,
Willamette valley is the paradise of
temperature is always below 70 de
the Golden, Chinese, Denny, or ring
grees, being cool and comfortable for
necked pheasant. Climatic conditions
sleeping. Sweltering hot night are
are favorable to their rapid propaga
tion, as is proved by the thousands of
The main line of the Southern Pacific
wild ones all over this section.
Shasta Route traverses the length of
There is room in and around Cottage
the State from Portland to the Sis- Grove for manufacturing enterprises of
kiyous, passing through the chief cit
many kinds, but especially for wood
ies of the State. Cottage Grove has
working institutions. Lane county is
the Oregon and Southeastern, which
credited on expert testimony with 29,-
extends to within a short distance of
000,000,000 board feet, and a large por
the Bohemia mining district, travers
tion of this vast amount is directly tri
ing one of the finest sections of timber butary to this city. This portion of the
on the continent.
State offers better and cheaper facili
Western Oregon affords a vast area
of fertile and productive farming land,
the best conditions to warrant the pro
duction of heavy and diversified crops,
and a climate enabling the husbandman
to work outdoors at something every
month of the year. There is but little
land in this Wide region that is not
good for one product or another, either
wheat, oats, barley, hay, hops, fruits,
vegetables, berries or pasture. The
farmer can seed all the fall until Christ
mas, or all the spring until May. Har
vest is continued just as long as the
grain will stand. ^The tillable farm
lands of this section are considered
too valuable to be used for the exclu
sive growing of grain, hence the rais
ing of stock and poultry of all kinds,
growing of fodder plants for feed, rais
ing fruits for export, growing vegeta
bles and cultivation of many varietiej
of berries, form valuable and impor
tant industries. All varieties of plant
growth—rich fields of clover, alfalfa,
corn, vetch, rape, orchard, grass, peas,
thousand-head cabbages, velvet grass,
blue grass, timothy, etc., give luxuri
ant crops. In the Willamette Valley
clover is king. Corn for market and
fodder is grown extensively. Climatic
conditions and soil fertility combined,
make a Western Oregon farm more pro
ductive than the general average of
farms in the East. The present time,
therefore, affords opportunity for peo
ple living east of the Rocky Mountains
to buy better land in Oregon for con
siderably less money than is being real
ized from the sale of Eastern homes,
and many are doing this, finding here
all the social and educational advan
tages possessed by the older States in
The Willamette Valley, and especial
ly the southern end in which Cottage
Grove is located, is considered “the
ties in the way of material, fuel and la
bor than can be obtained elsewhere,
making it a very desirable location for
the establishment and successful oper
ation of various industrial and manu
The mining industry in the Bohemia
district, reached only through Cottage
Grove, promises vast’ wealth from the
yellow metal, and needs money for de
velopment. The industry may be said
to be only in its first stage. There has
been a scratching of the surface in
spots, but the deep work is, so far,
comparatively limited, and far less
than would be justified by legitimate
exploitation of the leads which have
been uncovered. This district offers a
most inviting field to either prospector
or investor. Enough has been accom
plished to dissipate past errors and
misconception, and the present returns
are quite ample to indicate the direc
tion and value of the mining industry
when prospected under correct meth
forth the story abroad of Ponce de Le
Paso Robles Hot Springs, California,
are now the cause of universal wonder
ment because of the continued success
ful cures being made there.
But aside from any romatic feature
of the springs, dealing with its Indian
tradition or its occupancy by the Fran
ciscan Monks, Posa Robles is today
among medical men who know, the
cause of much interest and scientific
Many are not aware of what a place.
Paso Robles really is. The town is by
all means one of the most thorough
health towns in the world. It is given
over to the cure of the sick. Tts citi
zens regard its waters almost in an in
fallible, light. '
The temperature, altitude, air and
scenery make it an ideal retreat. Its
cures of rheumatism, gout, stomach
trouble, kidney and other organic di
seases have been so remarkable that
its citizens believe there is nothing its
baths cannot conquer.
.Invalids from all over the country
come to Paso Robles. Here can be
seen every strata of human life from
the bank president in the sumptuous
hotel to the sick man reposing in his
tent on the meadows.
Paso Robles is distinctly a spot where
weak women gain health rapidly, and
an hour’s conversation at the bath
house will reveal tales of nervous wom-
en who have been cured.
One wonders, after being at Paso
Robles—The Pass of the Oaks—whether
once de Leon really was without jus
tification when he started in search of
the wonderful “waters of youth.”
A small book, neatly illustrated, has
been recently published by the manage
ment telling the story of the Hot
Springs in a most interesting manner
and giving complete information. "Send
for it, either to Wm. McMurray, Gen
eral Passenger Agent of the O. R. &
N., Portland, Ore., or Dr. F. W. Saw
yer, manager , Paso Robles, Cal.
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IS PONCE DE LEON’S
DREAM A REALITY
In the days of Spain’s splendor, when
returning Spanish galleons brought
precious cargoes of gold and other min
erals back to Madrid, wild legends of
springs of eternal life were told in
every European court.
Ponce de Leno, a Spanish gentleman
of great riches, fitted out an expedition
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON
and went in search of the spring of
life. The ludicrous and pathetic end
Improved and Unimproved Farms «A
ing of this expedition is known to every
Choice Acreage Adjoining Town J* Bus
school boy, but it is very often called
to mind by some new discovery of won
iness and Residence Property for Sale
derful healing springs somwhere in the
Reference: First National Bank or Any
wilds of Africa, India or Asia.
Frank Ebby’s old Stand on 4th
The recent and practical demonstra
one in Cottage Grove. «3» Send for
tion of mineral springs which make street. All work guaranteed.
Phone Main 321.
marvelous cures has again brought
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