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Clearing Fruit Orchards

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Title Clearing Fruit Orchards
Description The final job in clearing an area in the reservoir was that of moving the merchantable logs to the river bank for rafting to the saw mill. At one time the chief industry in the reservoir area was fruit raising, with many sizable orchards of apples, peaches, pears, and plums growing on the bench-like terraces rising from the river's edge, but competition with irrigated areas had long ago forced their abandonment. The actual cost of clearing and grubbing for the Grand Coulee Dam Reservoir by... The final job in clearing an area in the reservoir was that of moving the merchantable logs to the river bank for rafting to the saw mill. At one time the chief industry in the reservoir area was fruit raising, with many sizable orchards of apples, peaches, pears, and plums growing on the bench-like terraces rising from the river's edge, but competition with irrigated areas had long ago forced their abandonment. The actual cost of clearing and grubbing for the Grand Coulee Dam Reservoir by...
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Clearing of land--Washington (State)--Columbia River Valley; Caterpillar Tractor--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Construction workers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Laborers; Housing; Reservoirs
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p211-B.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1043
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 211-B)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

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