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The Livingston enterprise. [volume] (Livingston, Mont.) 1883-1914, January 01, 1900, Image 20

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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
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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.

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