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Item"A confidential talk with Theological students."(UNPUBLISHED) Layman"When you enter upon your life Work are you going to be satisfied with the success of the ordinary minister? If you work along the usual lines have you any good reason to suppose that the results of your labors will be either different or better?" ItemAddress to the Pioneers of Sunnyside and the Yakima Valley at the Golden Jubilee Pageant.(UNKNOWN, 1952-06-02) Fleming, A. G."In the early 80s the Northern Pacific Railroad was building the first transcontinental railroad to the Puget Sound Territory. They selected Commencement Bay as their terminal and plated a town site which they named Tacoma. As an inducement to the railroad company to build a road through the wilderness, congress gave them a land grant consisting of every odd section reaching for 20 miles on each side of the railroad. In 1889 they decided if they were to operate on a profitable basis it would be necessary for them to assist in the promotion and development of the territory tributary to the railroad. That year, Walter N. Granger, a representative of the company, a dynamic man of vision and action, came to the valley to investigate and appraise the possibility of starting an irrigation project. In 1890 the Northern Pacific, Yakima, and Kittitas Irrigation Company was formed with Paul Schultz, who was the Western Land Agent for the railroad, as president, and Walter N. Granger as secretary and manager. This company, in turn, purchased from the railroad their land grants located in this district." ItemAn illustration of saving grace.(UNPUBLISHED) anon"There was an ocian steamer, which sank with nearly all its crew, just a short distance from the shore. On board the doomed vessel was a stalwart young man and his little family. He must swim or perish. Could he go and leave his love ones? No." ItemThe Basket Meeting of 1857.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Latta, Frank F.; Bailey, H. C."Saturday the presiding elder and a young preacher named H. C. Settle arrived. The latter had a young wife who cut quite a figure in the meeting. On Saturday we all took our dinner to the grounds, and had a good sermon from the presiding elder, B. H. Russell, which pleased all. Russell was a fine speaker and understood his audience. All things went smoothly and all felt assured of success. Sunday was to be the big day. For miles and miles the people came in crowds, all drawn to a common center. Some sat under the arbor and listened to the preaching, some swapped horses, and all indulged in the usual style of spending Sunday except those who sat under the arbor." ItemBefore and After the Civil Courts.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."The law adopted by mining districts were made legal by the legislature and court decisions. A mining district was first advertised with certain boundaries, an election called, and if a majority voted yea, a committee was appointed to draft a set of by-laws, regulating the size of claims and what constituted a right to a claim, how long it might be vacated without forfeiture; also as to water rights--the most important factor at that time, as only surface mining was in operation." ItemBen Snipes, Cattle King of the Northwest.(Binfords & Mort, 1955) Sheller, RoscoeA fascinating and very human account of a great westerner who realized his dream of a cattle empire through honest dealing and fair treatment. His operations, centered in Yakima Valley, Washington, and The Dalles, Oregon. ItemCabin Life in the Early Days of California.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."As long as a man is free to come and go, and do as he pleases, there is no good reason for discontent, but bind him, torment him with pain, leave him alone and it is a brave sport that can fight off ennue. The early comer was a rollicking, happy fellow as long as he was healthy, but let sickness come and drive him to his cabin and his case was a hard one. Very few got real sick in those days, but when they did get confined to bed and unable to get out, few ever got well. The fatality of those days were more the result of conditions that of discare." ItemCalifornia Characteristics.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."I write this last my sketch of California characteristics to verify by actual facts what can be established by disconnected testimony to verify some of my statements. That is that there was a common center towards which all Californians' gravitate (with the few exceptions to all general rules) regardless of nationalities, religion or politics, Jew, Gentile, Catholic, protestant or Mormon. Merchant, Miner, teamster, rancher or gambler, under the same conditions were governed. by the same impulses and acted along the same lines. That was to aid the unfortunate, those in distress, by all the means at their command." ItemCalifornia Civilization.(UNKNOWN, 1902-08-12) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."Never has such quantities of gold been acquired with so little knowledge and exertion. While a true statement of the yield of the mines was almost marvelous enough, fiction was added to complete the job. The whole world was agog and the great difficulties of getting here seemed only to accentuate the desire and determination to come." ItemCalifornia Coins Were Queer Kettle.(UNKNOWN, 1930) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."Moffit & Co. got a permit from the government to coin gold. Their coinage was confined to 10 and 20 cents and were stamped 'Moffit & Co.' We had all kinds of dublooms and smaller South and Central American coins. Of the smaller gold coins the French 20 franc piece led all others. The English guiona was fairly represented. But it passed for only its full value while the other gold passed for more." ItemCalifornia Superior.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."Old California did more to establish and develop the brotherhood of men than all the world had up to the date of her settlement. I doubt if there ever was a civilization where the man and character stood so far ahead of money as in old California. Nearly all had to start at the bottom. If one got ahead, none ever envied him. If the other failed he had his fellow's sympathy, not unfrequently something more substantial." ItemCalifornia Wild Game.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Latta, Frank F.; Bailey, H. C."The antelope is a plains' animal and only takes to the mountains for self protection. I have seen drove (the always go in droves) after drove on the plains where the towns of Williams and Willows now stand, of I estimated 200 in a band. They are the prettiest and most symmetrical animal, both in form and motion I ever saw. They don't bound like a deer when running but seem to move almost without effort and on a perfectly horizontal line." ItemCaptain William Waldo's Defeat.(UNKNOWN, 1931) Bailey, H. C.; Latta, Frank F."In its early days California was democratic through and through, and though the whigs cast longing eyes on the fat places easily filled and put forth every legitimate effort and maybe some along other lines, it was of no avail. The Locos with John Bigler at their head and in the governor's chair laughed defiance and went merrily on realizing their security. In their straits the whigs looked around for some local issue or man that could lead them to success." ItemDedication Speech of Old Yakima Cemetery.(UNKNOWN, 1940-05-26) Britton, Ethel Churchill"Dr. Goodwin and family had been in California two years when he dreamed his father called him saying, 'Lewis, you are needed at home', and the dream made such an impression that the family left immediately for Indiana, where they found his father very ill. He died shortly after their arrival in 1853 and is buried in the old cemetery at Milgrove." ItemDevelopment of European Agriculture and its Introduction into the Pacific Northwest and the Yakima Valley(Yakima Valley Libraries, 2018) Cameron, FrankThe arrival of Europeans in the Pacific Northwest made huge changes in the culture, society, economics and life of natives. This paper is a survey of the introduction of European agricultural methods into the Yakima Valley.