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A Review of the Resources and Industries of the St

Produced by Robert J. Hall

[Illustration: FRONTISPIECE.--WASHINGTON'S NEW CAPITOL BUILDING. (Photo Engraved from a Drawing.) CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CAPITOL TO BE ERECTED ON THE FOUNDATION ALREADY LAID AT OLYMPIA WAS AUTHORIZED AT THE 1909 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.]

[Page 1] A REVIEW OF THE RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIES OF WASHINGTON

1909

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PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE, FOR GRATUITOUS DISTRIBUTION BY THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS, AGRICULTURE AND IMMIGRATION

I. M. HOWELL. _Secretary of State_ _Ex-Officio Commissioner_

GEO. M. ALLEN, _Deputy Commissioner,_

[Page 2] OFFICE OF THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS, AGRICULTURE AND IMMIGRATION, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, JUNE 1, 1909.

_To His Excellency M. E. Hay, Governor of Washington:_

We have the honor to transmit herewith the Biennial Report of the Bureau of Statistics, Agriculture and Immigration for the year 1909, dealing with the various resources and industries of Washington.

Very respectfully,

I. M. HOWELL. _Secretary of State_, _Ex-Officio Commissioner_.

GEO. M. ALLEN, _Deputy Commissioner,_

[Page 3] INTRODUCTION

OFFICE OF THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS, AGRICULTURE AND IMMIGRATION, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, JUNE 1, 1909.

This publication represents an effort to place before the general public, and particularly the visitors at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, a brief description of the principal resources and industries of the State of Washington.

Its imperfections may be accounted for largely by reason of the fact that funds for the purpose did not become available until the first day of April of the current year. This necessitated unusual haste in securing and preparing the material upon which the pamphlet is based. However, we have endeavored to deal conservatively and fairly with the various subjects under consideration, and to present all the information possible within the limits of the space at our disposal.

Our purpose has been to supply the reader with an outline of the salient facts which account for the marvelous growth and development which the commonwealth is enjoying. To go largely into detail within the scope of a pamphlet of this size would be, manifestly, an impossibility. We might readily exhaust our available space in dealing with one industry or in describing a single county. Details, therefore, have been necessarily and purposely avoided.

We have sought to bring the entire state within the perspective of the reader, leaving him to secure additional facts through personal investigation. Along this line, attention is called to the list of commercial organizations and local officials presented [Page 4] in the statistical portion of this report. Nearly all the larger communities of the state maintain organizations, equipped to supply detailed facts relating to their particular locality. Much valuable information may be obtained on application to these organizations or to local officials.


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