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Orchards of Eden

White Bluffs on the Columbia, 1907-1943

Mendenhall, Nancy M.

(Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Orchards of Eden
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"America's early 1900's dream of greening the desert through irrigation drew hundreds of would-be farmers to the Columbia River hamlet of White Bluffs. Yearning for a healthy, possibly lucrative life in the magnificent setting, they struggled with nature, railroads, power companies, commission houses, water systems and the ever-disappointing market. The Shaw-Wheeler family tells the story of how, despite all these adversities, the orchardists built a remarkable, thriving community until it was cut short by events of World War Two."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Far Eastern Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780967884226
0967884225
Branch Call Number: 979.751 M5379o 2006
Characteristics: 469 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm

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Life in Eastern Washington, along the Columbia, for a family who headed out west to establish a home and orchards in the Priest Rapids Valley, a land of high winds, winter cold, and lack of water systems.


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