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In the Oregon Country

Out-Doors in Oregon, Washington, and California Together with some Legendary Lore, and Glimpses of the Modern West in the Making

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,912 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 553
Added to site: 2010.04.29 27540
Genre: Travel

es produce the latest photograph of their youngest offspring, but the Westerner brings forth views and plats of his home town; no children of his own flesh are more beloved.

Yes, truly, it is a bore. The thing is overdone. There is too much of it. And yet--well, it is the very spirit of the West, a natural expression of the pride of creation, for these men of to-day are creating homes and towns, and doing it under fiercely competitive conditions. They have builded upon their judgment and staked their all upon the throw of fortune. They are pleased with their accomplishments and vastly determined to bend the future to their ends. It is arrogance, no doubt, but healthy and happy, and the very essence of youthful accomplishment. And its very insistency and sincerity spell success, and are invigorating to boot.

[Illustration: "The Palouse dweller pictures wheat fields." The grain country of eastern Washington

From a photograph by Frank Palmer, Spokane, Wash.]

[Illustration: "The man fr



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