Two Years in Oregon

Author: Wallis Nash
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,730 / 266 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 15.5
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 620
Added to site: 2011.07.30
mnybks.net#: 30522
Genre: History
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CHAPTER XIX.

Industries other than farming--Iron-ores--Coal--Coos Bay mines-- Seattle mines--Other deposits--Lead and copper--Limestone--Marbles-- Gold, where found and worked--Silver, where found and worked--Gold in sea-sand--Timber--Its area and distribution--Spars--Lumber--Size of trees--Hard woods--Cost of production and sale of lumber--Tanneries --Woolen-mills--Flax-works--Invitation to Irish--Salmon--Statistics of the trade--Methods--Varieties of salmon--When and where caught-- Salmon-poisoning of dogs--Indians fishing--Traps--Salmon-smoking. 219

CHAPTER XX.

Eastern Oregon--Going "east of the mountains"--Its attractions-- Encroaching sheep--First experiments in agriculture and planting-- General description of Eastern Oregon--Boundaries--Alkaline plains-- Their productions--The valleys--Powder River Valley--Description-- The Snake River and its tributaries--The Malheur Valley--Harney Lake V

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