Klamath Beauty Spots and Opportunity, Pelican Bay, Where E.H. Harriman Hunted and Fished for Two Weeks

Klamath Beauty Spots and Opportunity, Pelican Bay, Where E.H. Harriman Hunted and Fished for Two Weeks

[Klamath Falls]: [Frank Ira Wright].

Good. Undated, ca. 1905-1910. Advertising postcard for the Klamath Basin region of southern Oregon and northern California, which "will be the truck garden of the Pacific and is the place for the homeseeker who wants to engage in farming, gardening, dairy-raising, poultry raising, fruitgrowing, or stockgrowing" following the completion of the "Government Irrigation system that will water 200,000 acres of land." Apparently aimed at Californians, as excursion tours are offered from Sacramento. The "government irrigation system" referred to is the Klamath Reclamation Project, which diverted water from Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River to transform range and scrublands into viable agricultural land. Frank Ira White was a local booster who later worked for the Portland Chamber of Commerce. 3.5 x 6 inches; no text on verso other than the word "postcard." Creased and worn at left edge, toned at edges; good.

Item #21484

Price: $25.00

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