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THE TRUTH ABOUT
i oia Dv i nose wno nave Been There
[-mayor of Spokane,
esident and secre
iry 150,000 dub.
"I was a member of the party which recently visited the
Napoleon townsite. Our route was via South Bend, from
which point we took the Steamer Shamrock, there being
no direct rail connection at present. While on the boat I
saw soundings taken at various and numerous places in
Willapa hay and in the channel running up tho Nasal river
past the townsite. The soundings showed a depth of water
from 27 feet to (JO feet and more. The tide at this time
was about six feet above low tide. Arriving at Napoleon
we saw the townsite, a beautiful peninsula about 1% miles
and from a half to a mile wide. The land at the water's edge on one side of the peninsula risps
it "20 feet from the water and at that point there is a narrow gravel beach. The land slopes gradually
lie south on an easy grade to a plateau which reaches a height of about 150 feet and is covered with
avy growth of fir and spruce timber. There is an immense body of timber which can be floated down
Bear and Nasal rivers. The lumber industry will be an important one at Napoleon. The soil is a
> loam ami apparently very rich. After the timber is cleared off the land it will, in my opinion, be
luctive and valuable agricultural land. There are already several hundred acres of oyster beds near
oleon. Oyster production is already an important industry in the Willapa Harbor."
. D. Brown
>prietor of the
nth Side Fuel Co.
"The harbor is bolter than T expected to find. Tho ad
vertisements in regard to Napoleon did not overstep the
mark in any particular. The water is deep enough, both
in the channel and along tho shore where it is proposed to
build the docks, to accommodate any vessel which may
ever want to come in. The ground on which tho city is to
be built is high and can be easily drained. I am satisfied
that an abundant supply of pure water can bo obtained for
Napoleon by gravity."
Mr. Brown's place of business is at tho corner of Web
|and Hatch, Spokane, and ho will be pleased to substantiate and add to the statements hero credited to
of P. F.
•ur d'Alcne, Idaho.
oped to several timet its present proportion and is a factor to l>e taken into consideration."
Statement of J. 0. Lunder, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
kept a personal record of all the soundings made in Willapa Harbor while we were on thil trip, and
completely satisfied as to the depth of the water. 1 am pleased with the townsite and, considering
fitter from all standpoints, am pleased that 1 invested in Napoleon lots."
'The place selected for the building of the city of Na
poleon is an ideal site for a city. 1 was well pleased with
conditions in the Willapa Harbor country and believe that
section has a great future. The harbor is landlocked and
the water deep enough to float large ocean-going vessels.
The soil is a rich, black loam, which 1 know by experience
to be especially adapted to the raising of vegetables and
the hardier fruits. The water grade to Napoleon, together
with the fact that it is much Bearer the Oriental countries
than Seattle, inclines me to the belief that it will grow into
a large city. The oyster industry will without doubt be
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WILLAPA TRUST COMPANY - OWNERS
746-7 PEYTON BLK., SPOKANE
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"Tho oyster industry of Willapa Harbor is yet in its in
fancy and when developed will of itself supj)ort a popula
tion of at least 100,000. The possibilities of the country
tributary to Willapa Harbor are unlimited. I would not
attempt to estimate the amount of timber on the Nasal,
Bear and Nema rivers, which would naturally come to
Napoleon for manufacture. There is so much that no man
could make even an approximate guess. Six miles above
Napoleoh on the Nasal river is located the largest log boom
in Southwestern Washington. The timber is certainly
thore in sufficient amount to keep as many mills as there is any prospect of there being built on Willapa
Harbor busy for 40, 50 or more years. The soil will produce abundant crops of vegetables and oats and bar
ley and other cereal crops and 1 expect to see the time when Pacific county will be considered the best
agricultural section of Washington. Tho water at the ocean entrance to Willapa Harbor and in the har
bor is deep enough to at least float any vessel drawing 25 foot of water. Practically all the ocean liners
now plying on the Pacific could come in to Napoleon under their own steam. Pacific county, one of the
richest in the state of Washington, is as yet undeveloped. The population is now. 1 believe, about 14,000,
but the county can and eventually will support a population of at least 500,000. Napoleon is a very advan
tageous site for a city. 1 have no hesitancy in saying that if industries are secured for Napoleon it has
prospects of growing into a large city. That there must boa large city on Willapa Harbor is inevitable."
president of the Inter
lead mo to the conclusion that Napoleon is the logical situation for that city."
real estate expert,
begin to be what it should be on the Pacific. Napoleon is nearer to Spokane by way of water to Panama
canal and ail point* south, than Seattle is and by shipping by way of Napoleon, you also avoid the Cas
"With ejbugh timber to build a city of 50,000 people and enough fine agricultural land to build a city
of 25,000','Vind the great fish and oyster industry, Napoleon, 1 believe, will grow rapidly into a big city.
B, R. SI I>K BOTH AM."
R. F. Crittenden, Exclusive Sales Agent
"Tho (loop water and timber arc sufficient in themselves
to assure the building of a large city at Napoleon, leaving
out the oyster industry, the agricultural possibilities of
the surrounding country and tho manufacturing and ware
house interests which will be attracted to Napoleon by
reason of tiie offer of free sites and dockage. Personally
I am satisfied and may start a general merchandise busi
ness at Napoleon during the coming summer. The depth
of the water is sufficient to make me believe that there
must be a large city on Willapa Pay and my observations
"I have visited in the past few months the different
townsites and cities of the Pacific ('oast and studied condi
tions very carefully. After doing this and looking up the
different projects, 1 decided to take an active part with
the Willapa Trust Company, owners of Napoleon.
"1 was one of the party that visited Napoleon a tew days
ago. I looked at the townsite of Napoleon a* being with
out question the finest undeveloped property on the Pacific,
Coast today. On the opening of the Panama canal, tho
great Pacific Coast will have a boom. Commerce will thou
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