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On The Battle Ground, Rosalia, Wash  Charles Thompson [Photography By]

On The Battle Ground, Rosalia, Wash

Charles Thompson [Photography By]

Publication: The Inland Press, of Inland Printing Co, 1905, Spokane

10" x 7" oblong, pictorial wrappers, 32 pp., illustrated from photographs. Photographs by Charles Thompson of Rosalia, Washington. Rosalia is located in eastern Washington, south of Spokane. A commemoration of the Battle of Steptoe Butte fought in 1858, with Colonel Steptoe and his soldiers against the Indians. Rosalia is looking for new settlers and points out the early stockmen who first settled in the area and learned to work with the Indians as stock raising was the principal occupation. The building of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1887, provided better markets for farmers and this stimulated farming and eventually a rich agricultural community developed. Nice homes of prominent settlers, abundant crops, good soil, progressive businesses, good schools, etc. all enhance the area. Soon the area will enjoy more opportunity with the construction of the electric railway. Rosalia needs a larger population including farmers of tracts of land smaller than 500 acres. Also merchants of all sorts are needed. Very good copy.

Inventory Number: 36800