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V ■met ■i ? » ËàÈÊ • . M j . W - M -, Jj* *«>£•"* i ->jy*r _ ,r ^ - • 1 *• - " , ■. - -* bi&Jpr JSL.. Tt •' - ■ 51pfc • 4 tik. » » \n •Sjhfy» s* • ** • -, ~^- K , wr • >> ■ ^ I ' " * ■Wtf* ss? SCENE IN A LUMBER CAMP. tative of the minerals of Park county, conclusions can be drawn on what a gorgeous display could be made to-day by a collection of our various minerals and fine specimens unearthed by more recent discov eries. The miners' cabin from Park county suffered al most complete ruin at the hands of specimen hunt ers. The agates and nuggets used to form the letter ing on the table, the pot over the fire place, and the rich quartz specimens used upon the roof of the cabin were all broken off, leav ing the exhibit compara tively worthless. MANUFACTURING POS SIBILITIES. I AHE manufacturing in Park county is yet in its infancy. The abundant water power afforded by its streams, its proximity to the local coal fields, its superior transportation fa cilities and the increasing demand for manufactured commodities are, however, rapidly developing this branch of industry. The most important industries are the manufacture of flour and that of lumber. The former naturally es tablishing itself in a wheat region near abundant water power, receiving its great est stimulus from the adop tion of the middlings puri fying process, which pro tMM A MS •k ft* A vr y. Im ■ • > - FREIGHTING SCENE IN BEAR GULCH. duces the highest grade - of flour. Among other manufacturing industries under consideration are the making of brick, pottery and stoneware, while the smelting and reduction of ores is keeping steady ]«ce with the development of the mineral resources. The drawbacks to the manufacturing industry in the older states are here prominently emphasized b}- their absence. If such states as California can carry on this branch successfully, even though she has no coal and a scarcity of other fuel, while the distance of the water power necessitates the build ing of long canals,.dams and other appliances, why then cannot Park county, with a supply of all these at hand, win in a competitative race on what the gold state is now given such high honors ? By the above facts it can be safely predicted that the manu facturing interests of this region will keep steady pace with the development of the other prominent resources. A Stranger's Opinion of Park County. Park county is a good county. Its mining dis tricts are among the greatest in the state, ac cording to their develop ment. There is nothing to prevent a great deal further increase in both wealth and people. Were the population doubled tomorrow there would be resources enough to sup ply all with work. In her mines, when once thoroughly opened, there will be room for many thousand more workers. The present population is principally Amer icans who liave a pride in this country mid who rever ence her opportunities and institutions to a re markable degree.