In March, 1910, one of the major railroads serving the Pacific Northwest published a booklet called, simply, Washington. The 39-page publication covers all kinds of agricultural and commercial information and was intended to encourage development and draw business to the railroad. The Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul Railway published the booklet and we would like share some of it here on the blog. It seemed too much to put the whole book online, but we think you will enjoy some of the photos, especially as we have enlarged them.
|What a beautiful mountain before most|
of it blew away!
|Sample of interior pages|
|A lot of apples for one tree.|
|They called it a stick.|
|Dry Dock in Bremerton, WA|
|We never knew celery was raised here in King County!|
|Now that is a lot of Codfish.|
|FIVE combined harvesters!|
|Just a sample stick.|
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.
Update - Washington Brochure
We got an offline question ... Why is one of the photos from the Washington Brochure taken in Idaho? Ha ha. Great question. Well, it goes like this: The railroad that published this booklet was building a line from the central states to the west coast. That line happens to run through northern Idaho. So, we guess they just couldn't resist including that neat logging train in the (next-door) Washington brochure! Thanks for the question. Also, thanks for several very nice comments on this post!