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Catalog Number Q.III.100
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Scope & Content Advertisment for The Oregon Improvement Company. 3.5" x 6.25". Red cover. Front of cover reads: Persons Going to Washington via the Union Pacific or Northern Pacific systems should purchase through tickets to Anacortes with stop-over privileges at other Sound points. The Oregon Improvement Company offers for sale the choicest lots on easy terms for business and residence locations in the City of Anacortes, Puget Sound,,,,, the future metropolis of Western Washington. W H. Starbuck, President, Washington Building, New York; C. J. Smith, General Manager, Seattle, Wash.; E. H.. Morrison, General Land Agent, Seattle, Wash; Hogan & Hagan, Local Land Agents, Anacortes, Wash. To whom all correspondence should be addressed." Back cover reads:"Terminus of Northern Pacific Railway, Anacortes The Terminal City of Puget Sound, And Seattle and Northern Railway and the steamship Line of the Oregon Improvement Co. Poole Bros., Chicago [publishers]" Inside booklet reads: "ANACORTES has more natural advantages than the combined cities of Puget Sound. The topography of the location perfectly adapts it for the site of a large city, the ground sloping from the water-front inland to a common summit on a gradient up of 100 feet per mile, giving perfect drainage. Lakes on the higher elevations contain ample supplies of fresh water, that is now brought into the city through five miles of ___ steel pipes, gravity system, under pressure of 100 pounds to square inch. An electric mo______eleven miles in ____is now in operation. Anacortes has excellent hotels and the best of ___facilities; has two newspapers, the ANACORTES AMERICAN being the best weekly on Puget Sound. The Oregon Improvement Company built and is operating the Seattle & northern Railway from Anacortes up the Skagit Valley to the coal and iron mines at Hamilton, and projected to the wheat-fields of Eastern Washington to Spokane Falls, the last link in a new and ___ Transcontinental Line, making Anacortes its terminus. This created a city and marked at once the ___ for the metropolis of Puget Sound. Within the _ea__ the Northern Pacific Railroad Company has made Anacortes its coast terminal. Anacortes was selected BECAUSE its harbor is perfect. It is directly at the head of the Straits of Fuca and hence nearest the Pacific Ocean, saving vessels all cost of towage. The country tributary abounds in timber, coal , iron and marble, and holds a large belt of alluvial delta lands, as rich as the Flats of Holland. Maps, illustrated pamphlets and all additional information furnished on application." "THE OREGON IMPROVEMENT COMPANY owns and operates THE PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO., which ____a line of steamers from Alaska to Mexico, touching at all Puget Sound ports, Portland, San Francisco and all Pacific Ocean Ports in Southern California and Mexico _____ing and ___ departure from ANACORTES every five days.The Puget Sound Steamship Line. The Port Townsend Southern R. R. Co., The Pacific Coast Railway Co. ___Ti___& Northern Railway Co. , The Columbia & Puget Sound Railway. The Olympia & Chehalis ___Ry. Co.; The Franklin and Newcastle Coat Mines, King County, Wash. Oliver F. Briggs, Gen'l Freight ___, Agent O I. Co. Seattle, Wash. B. F. Bush, General Superintendent, O. I. Co., Seattle, Wash."
Caption Oregon Improvement Co Ad.
Date 1890c.
Search Terms Oregon Improvement Co.
Seattle and Northern Railway
Northern Pacific Railway
Hogan & Hagan
The Terminal City
Anacortes
terminus
Pacific Coast Steamship Co.
Subjects Business
Communication - Advertising