CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON
CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON—Are there homestead lands in Clallam County, Washington?
The land is partly covered by a virgin forest, and partly logged off and burned, and all of it very hard to clear. The soil is partly clay bottom and partly sandy loam and volcanic ash. There are numerous small rivers and streams and a few lakes. There is only a four mile wide strip of land between the Straits of San Juan de Fuca and the foothills of the Olympic Range fitted for agricultural purposes. The country is yet very sparsely settled. There is no license needed for trapping only for hunting. A map may be obtained either from the State Railroad Commission, Olympia, Wash., or the County Auditor, Port Angeles, Clallam Co., Wash. The game is grouse, pheasants all kinds of ducks and geese, and deer. The furbearers are fur seal, otter, mink, civet cat, skunk, coon, cougar (the screaming kind), wildcat, ring-tail cat and bear. Some say there are fishers here but I haven’t seen one.
The only transportation is by steamer. If the weather is good, all right; if not, you will have to wait for your mail and supplies, or walk twenty miles to get it. Gettysburg is only a shingle mill town, consisting of seven shacks, a store and a shingle mill. The nearest town is Port Crescent, nine miles from here. It consists of nine or ten houses, a livery barn, wharf, store, black smith shop and post office.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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