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About Lexington wheatfield. (Lexington, Or.) 1905-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1907)
LEXINGTON GROWS WITHOUT WATCHING
LEXINGTON, OREGON, THURSDAY APRIL 4, 1907
ONE OF THE BANNER COUNTIES OF THE
EMPIRE FOR ALL CROPS.
loam, dark ar.d rich,' with a clay sub
soil. On the wheat producing plateaus
and hills it is a clay loam, very fertile
and easy of cultivation.,'
It was only a short ago that Morrow
county was looked upon as a stock
country and nothing else, but a few
practical farmers came and demon
strated the fact that it is one of the
best agricultural counties in the state
cf Oregon. Nov the largest part of
the tillable soil Is' under cultivation
yielding from 20 to 45 bushels of wheat
per acre, with a failure never known.
from east to west of between 35 and j You may think, from tne above, that
The growing scarcity of good lands 40 miles, the surrounding counties are j wheat Is all that is grow.n here, vhich
that may ye t be purchased at a low i Umatilla, Grant, Vheeler and Gilliam, is a mistake, as nearly all of the ce
flgure has stimulated a desire on the j About two-thirds of the land in the , reals are grown in this county. Along
is now, and will continue for several
years to be the objective point of
thousands from the Eastern and Mid
die stales, who find it desirable or nec
cessary to establish new homes.
Morrow is one of the best counties
in Eastern Oregon, or the country east
live happily and peacefully, with every
Morrow county has for its northern
boundary the great Columbia River,
which forms the seperating line be
tween Oregon and Washington. From
the Columbia the county extends south
of the Cascade Mountains, known as 60 miles and has an average width
the "Inland Empire."
ing below theizero mark. The sum-jeral merchandise firm of Leach Bros.,
mers are not so hot that you cannot ' came to Morrow county 22 years ago
vork, none of those hot, sultry days, ; with his parents, who took up Govern
with not a breath of air stirring, and ment land. Mr. Leach has worked as
the nights are always cool so that the j a farm hand, and as he grew up in the
toiler has a chance to sleep after his country he could see the advantages
part of many to come to this part of .county is capable of being brought un
the country and improve their condi J der cultivation, the remaining one-third
tion. One vriter says: "Nature being high hill and mountain lands,
modeled Oregon after plans furnished valuable only for pasturage and timber,
by the Goddess of Plenty, who sought j The soils of Morrow County are ba
to form a land where the tiller of the saltic in their nature, being composed
soil and the garnerer of grain might , largely of disintegrated lava nd vol-
canic ash. In the valleys the soil is a
M. E. Church South
Preaching every second and fourth
Sundays, both morning and evening.
Sunday school every Sunday at 1 0
a. m. Epworth League at 6:30
every Sunday evening. Every one
cordially' invited to attend these
'"Rev T. P. Graham, Paster.
Willow creek, which traverses the en
tire length of the county, a large
amount of fruit, vegetables and alfalfa
The climate of this beautiful county
is not to be excelled any place in the
United States. Winter, practically
speaking, is only a name, seldom go-
hard days work.
Lexington is situated on the Hepp
n'er branch of the O. R. & N., thirty
five miles from the main line, is locat
on the most beautiful spot on Willow
creek and is in the center of the best
wheat producing section of the county.
Lexington has a population of 350, an
excellent graded school, 2 churches,
splendid water system, electric lights,
creamery, flouring mill, good hotel,
newspaper, numerous secret societies
and a number of good substantial busi
Investors who are seeking profitable
and safe investments cannot do better
than cast their lot with the people of
this little community, as is shown by
W. E. Leach, manager of the gen-
nature provided and grasped them.
Seven years ago he formed a partner
ship with R. A Nichols, under the
firm name of Nichols ' & . Leach, and
embarked in the general' merchandise
business, their stock was small' as well
as their capital. As the country grew
their business and stock increased, ad
ditions were made to their store build
ing each year. Two years ago N. A.
Leach purchased the interest of Mr.
Nichols, and today Leach Bros, own .
and occupy a large double front store
building and carry a $30,000 stock of
This is only one incident. There
are hundreds of others that we can and
will cite to the benefit of those seeking
safe and profitable investments in the
best town in the best county of the test .
state in the Union. That s Lexmg'.cn.
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Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas
City, Chicago, St. Louis,
OF WHITE GOODS TH
Tlokti to and from alt point of the Unit
ed States and liurope.
Trains Leave Lexington, Daily, ex
cept Sunday, - 11:35A.M.
Trains Arrive at Lexington, Daily, ex
cept Sunday 5:10 P.M.
Trains Connect at Heppner Junction
with Main Line trains for all
points East and West.
Wm McMurray, G. P. A
White Duck and Canvas Shoes for the Gents,
WHITE SALE On White Hose, White Dress Goods, Ladies,
Misses and Childrens White Duck and Canvas Hats and Caps to
match shoes. Prices lower than last year, although goods have
advanced 20 to 30 per cent.
WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT
WAGONS, BUGGIES, SYRACUSE PLOWS
DUTCHMAN PLOWS, DISC HARROWS
ANY KIND OF MACHINERY
WE SELL 'EVERYTHING YOU USE, EAT and WEAR
All Kinds of Produce, Hides, Pelts, Old Copper Boiler
Bottoms, Tallow, Old Rubber, Etc. .
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