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Allen County Public ljting|
Ft. Wayne, Indioiui

Fruit for the Millions

Soiiu >>niill liuit seetions ln)ast ol laismg lii times Scarcely

e%ei beheld a grander prospect a^ricul
asilv imagine the magic to be wniuTht

e will support splendid

191 1 the Date.
Word has just been received from the Department of the
Interior at Washington D C indicating that the Reseivation
will open in 1911 It ^ou aie wise -sou will get a loothold in
\ ikima before the Reservation opens and the Indian lands
are sold It is bareh po'^sible that the opening may occur
late in the fall of IfllO

Wapato Project

The question is often asked by prospective settlers as to the
possibility of obtaining nursery stock in the Yakima country.
Local nurseries have headquarters at North Yakima, Wapato,
Toppenish and Sunnvside These are among the largest con
cerns of the kind in the Pacific >lorthwest Smaller concerns
are located at Parker and Selah Their stock is strictly first
class in quality true to name and in every way satisfactory
Besides supph mg the local demand hundreds of thousands of
trees and shrubs are annually shipped to outside points

the magnificent forest', m the western part of the

Six Thousand Homes

The wit 11 1 1 I . 1 , 1 11

homes I I

the cities I I I , I

brick and t . I u m 111 il 1 | I 11

did oppoitunitic to business and puttssionil
men ol all kinds Opportunity 13 painted in bij;
letters on the gates of e\erv town and city ot
Y akima County but on none more plainly than
the new Reservation cities of Wapato and Top-

The Sunnyside Project


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pleted by the government. It take
located near by and will consist of
by water power. The project cov(

from the town it liy this jjroject a
pumps operated Arrangements ha

5000 acres lying pf the main canal

mpleted for i
•e of all thest


^ Stockmen we have with

I the herd

books, and we want more. In the big YaLinia coiinti> theic is
room for the best stockmen and dairymen ind bleeders ot
draft horses in the middle west. To sucli 'iikima oflel-^ splen
did opportunities.

A Poultry Record

statement of one year's work with 70 chicken hens md »i\
turkey hens for the year 1907 :

3 laid, 8142. Average price, 23 cents per dozen A.\ei

imber per hen, 116.

Chickens sole! 15227 00

Turkeys sold 124 25

Eggs sold 154 42

Total $305 67

Feed bought outside of what was raised on firm h7 3h

Not a One Crop Country

That sage of agriculture, Secretary Wilson,
every thinking farmer that a one ciop country is on the wiong
track. Sooner or later such a section must duersity it", tiop-,
or fall behind. Yakima's agricultuie is diversified ' The
important crop is apples, second, other fiuit but alfalia with
its attendant stock industries, is a verj impoitant adjunct It
fills the soil with nitrogen, fattens the cattle and sheeji feeds
the bees and dairies, which in tuin Iuiiii'!,li tertilizei rui liu
orchards, berries and gardens. Yakima not only has the most
acres of the best orchard land of any valley in the world, but
it also has more alfalfa land than any other orchard
the Northwest. And the alfali.i land lit-, (los(.l\ .u
the orchards and gardens, whos.(. tpitilit\ and e\ie]lfi
forever guarantees.


fruits, such as peaches, apricots, grapes, etc., which require the
most favorable climatic conditions, are raised with entire suc-
cess and develop to a state of perfection unexcelled anywhere."


Alfalfa is easily the Eng of all
forage plants. In all parts of Yak-
ima it grows to wonderful per-
fection, often producing ten tons
per acre of baled hay, rich in ni-
trogen and protein, growing and
fattening all kinds of stock.

, the

;, al-

i pert!

One acre in alfalfa in the Yakima
produces as much as three acres in
s and Iowa, where land is valued as high as $200 per
acre, iiiid the forage is richer in fat, milk and growth produc-
ing (|ual!ties. Why, then, is Yakima land not really worth
three times as much as Illinois land, $600 per acre? Come,
now, while you can buy raw land suitable for alfalfa for .$50
to $100 per acre, and alfalfa fields that will pay you 15 to 20
per cent on your investment every year, and where in addition,
the land is certain to double in
value in five years. sssiss

Alfalfa Meal Mills.
One of the most rcT.iii in. In-;
tries in Yakima Cumy i, thr
alfalfa meal mill which cuts m J

chops alfalfa for compact balin;;
or grinds it into a meal, as ih
sir^d. Wlien baled, after cIki].
ping, its bulk compared to its
weight, is about one-half of tlir
ordinary baled hay, enalilin^
shippers to fill cars to capaiii > .
making a great saving in ilir

lished in the county — at Wapato and Sunnyside — and they
are very successful. When one considers that hay heads the
list in Values of products shipped out of Yakima County at
the present time, it becomes very apparent that the oppor-
tunities here are large for the establishment of alfalfa meal

Creating a Greatly Enlarged Market.

These alfalfa mills are creating a greatly enlarged market.
There is no limit to the uses of alfalfa. As it does not grow
west of the Cascade Mountains nor in the immense lumber
or mining districts, it is easy to see that the Pacific Coast
cities (destined to rival the cities of the Atlantic), Alaska,
the immense himberin? interests of the Coast, and the mines
of the Cascades n,,,! the Rockies must ever look to the irri-
gated valleys tor tlirir t..i;i-e supply. And Yakima County is
the most com .in. m :iihl huucst supply point.

Yakima vallr\ .Ices nut rlaim "to grow the best colored, best
flavored, most uiiitonu. largest and best yielding apples in the
world," but it has yet to learn of any district that produces
better apples, peaches, pears and cherries or more of them.

of the^

iiills have

Dairyman's Profits
Multiplied by Four

The dairymen of Northern Illinois, \\isc,,n
sin and Iowa would find in Yakima a veritable
Eldorado for the dairy business. With a mild
climate, abundant, pure, cold water, alfalfa
producing ten tons where hay in the east produces at most
two to three tons, the cost of production would be at least
divided by two. With the markets of the mines and lumber
regions and the great cities of the Coast, and few dairy
regions to supply them, prices are always high and profits are
again doubled on tliis account. The dairymen of the east, if
they want to multiply their profits by four, should come to

Here is a scene from the Rudkin Dairy. The main building,

costing $30,000, is splendidly equipped; mangers, stalls and
floors are constructed of cement. The proprietor is Judge
Frank H. Rudkin, a leading citizen of Yakima and Chief .Jus-
tice of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington.

Mr. Peter Bach, of Fruitvale, has about one and one-half
acres in peaches, fourth season, of which about two dozen are
Early Crawfords, a few Late Crawfords, and balance Elbertas
From these trees Mr. Bach sold $2200 00 worth of peaches


Yakima Potatoes— Where Can
You Equal Them?

Nowhere do better potatoes grow than in the Yakima Val
lej when the altalfa or clover lands aie plowed A yield of 15
to 20 tons per acie on such lands is not uncommon. Potatoes
should not be raised successively for many years on the same
land On new lands just cleaied of sagebrush potatoes do
■well on the heavier soils, often } lelding 10 to 15 tons pei acre,
and they aie often giown between the tiees of the young
oithard \akima potatoes are always quoted separately m
the large city markets of the Coast and at a higher price than
others This is owing to then higher peicentage of starch
I hey always cook diy and mealy.

aL«^-* - ;?t^S4j'|

"How Can I Make a Living While My Orchard Grows?"

With splendid markets in the home cities, mines and lumber
regions, with the State shipping in many hundreds of carloads
of butter, cheese, eggs, honey, poultry, pork, canned goods,
there is abundant opportunity to make a living while the
orchard grows. Poultry raising, gardening, berry growing, bee
keeping, and working at your trade for your neighbors and
helping in the older orchards are some of the ways by which
a living can be made.

A Poultry Paradise.
The conditions in Yakima County are ideal for poultry rais-
ing. Mild climate in winter with plenty of sunshine to stim-
ulate laying, dry weather in .spring for the small chicks, about
double eastern prices for eggs, spring chickens netting fully

r a.Ij

ore could be desired? Already
irosented, and the annual poul-
■ ^^'n-;llingto^ State Fair is at-
' ' :i nineiers with hundreds of
I I liig share "of the blue rib-
,110 much larger than big
i' .11. hard is growing poultry

Berries— Gardens and Vegstables.
You can also do as many of our most successful orchardists
have done— plant strawberries between the trees, raise canta-
loupes, potatoes, tomatoes and all kinds of garden crops.
The growing cities of the valley offer increasing markets and

I to work every por
1 at good wages and
tend to the irrigation

er to Bring $
le new oiilni
? during tun

abundant v
,ke $2 00 to $4 00 per day making
boxes and packing fruit In no other kind of farming in a
new country is there so much healthful out door work suit
able for women and bovs, as in the fruit orchards and berry
patches \ our neighbors' orchards often belong to professional
and business men living in the cities while their orchards
grow If you are a conscientious and willing worker you can
find abundant woik at good wages near your own home, but it
will be a big advintage if you have $2000 in cash or credit

oidered b\ bear with which to make your first payment on your land and t



fakiinaValley, |j[ 4l|f :^^

Anybody Can Irrigate

t better

, three

Ml Ml I itdt lertihzatioii ot tlie tiuit
II III 1 11(1 truit of large si/e ind per
It 1 1 and quality Rami it it often
111! Ill luui of the blossoms wt tiuit or
■-null ipples on account of di\ spells poor
in I oloi and quality — uncei taint's \ou
>i\e time and make mone^ b\ irrigating

The average yield of \akima bearing
oichards is, conservatively 10 tons per
xcie average value conser\ ativeh $45 per
ton f o b cars or $450 per acie The
return trom Illinois coin, to be \erv liberal
i« bO bushels per icre worth lO cents a

National \pple '^hears,
( iiiiM il\ I 1 I I u ot the world in truit
I lit il II 1 I I lilt-, of eleven consecu

hrti II \ 11 III 11 iihird in addition to
•9i\ oonsecutne ^e^rs in a \akima Elberta
1 the previous page On tlie following pages
on Wmesaps

Greater than California Oranges

On llie opposite page you are looking down a row of Wine-
sapm, the peculiar glory of Yakima. In most sections the
Winesap, owing to dry spells and shorter seasons, is small,

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