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The Columbia River empire : some hurried glimpses of a region where all glories of scene, all charms of climate and all riches of resource meet and shake hands

Author: P Donan; Oregon Railway and Navigation Company.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Passenger Dept. of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co., 1898.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Donan; Oregon Railway and Navigation Company.
OCLC Number: 9618145
Description: 70, [2] pages : illustrations, folded color map ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The great West : American ignorance of America--
a few facts and figures for "The Wise Men of the East" --
II. "Where rolls the Oregon" : the mighty Columbia River empire--
where home-Klondikes of incomputable riches overlap each other --
III. Oregon : a garden spot of the Pacific Northwest--
infinite glories of scene, climate, resource and possibility --
IV. Oregon climate : a miracle of delight--
no sudden changes or harsh extremes--
mild, equable and surpassingly healthful --
V. Oregon soil : a farmers' and homeseekers' "Promised Land"--
wonders of grain growing--
millions of acres waiting to be taken --
VI. Still that soil : fruit and vegetable miracles--
mammoths of field, orchard and garden--
some incredible truths and impossible facts --
VII. Forest giants : the world's grandest timber belt covers forty-three million acres in Oregon and Washington --
VIII. A true bonanza : mineral riches of the Columbia River empire--
thousands of square miles of royal ores yet unprospected --
IX. Self-raising livestock : a stockman's Elysium--
where horses, cattle and sheep "grow for nothing and board themselves" --
X. Fertile waters : the home of the "Royal Chinook"--
where fishermen's biggest lies become simple everyday truths --
XI. Portland : metropolis of the Columbian empire--
second city in importance on the Pacific coast of America --
XII. The only best route : the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company's lines reach everywhere--
swift, safe and sure --
The Northwest presents the gretest opportunities for settlers of any portion of "Uncle Sam's" domain : for grains, grasses, fruit, livestock and mineral, the territory embraced in this map is unequaled : [map of Washington, Oregon and the western portion of Idaho].
Other Titles: "Where rolls the Oregon"
Columbia River empire, "where rolls the Oregon"
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and their resources
Responsibility: by P. Donan.

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