Publication: ND Elliott, 1920, Salem
First edition. 9 1/8" x 6" in buff printed wrappers. 48 pp. Centerfold map of Marion County showing boundaries of the Reserves, the county boundary, wagon roads, railroads, and trails. Chart showing weather statistics. Home to Salem, the capital city of the State of Oregon, “Marion County lies principally in the open Willamette valley, although a narrow panhandle extends eastward to the Cascade Mountains… Its area is 1,194 square miles, almost identical in size with the state of Rhode Island… [In Oregon] The county is first in hop; first in prunes and loganberries; first in oats; second in population; second in potatoes; first in pears; first in raspberries; first in onion sets; third in walnuts; first in clover; second in cherries; fourth in quinces; second in peaches; first in strawberries and sixth in wheat.” Various authors contributed to sections on the virtues of Marion County and its agriculture, manufacturing, lumbering, climate, education, YMCA work, water power, land values, and paved roads. In addition, there are write-ups for the county’s cities and towns to include Aumsville, Aurora, Donald, Gervais, Hubbard, Jefferson, Marion, Mill City, Monitor, Mt. Angel, Salem, Scotts Mills, Sidney, Silverton, St. Paul, Stayton, Turner, West Stayton, and Woodburn. The booklet provides a quick overview of Marion County after the First World War as it attempts to attract homeseekers. Light soiling and foxing on the covers, otherwise very good.
Inventory Number: 47002