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The Klickitat County Agriculturist, Goldendale, WA., January 10, 1914, page 1

In Spite Of Winter Weather Many Improvements Are Now Under Way

     Winter, with two feet of snow, reported hard times nor apparently anything else has hampered activity here so far, and from present indications there will be no stops in any of the varied industries in the vicinity of Klickitat, a prosperous town between Lyle and Wahkiacus.
     A mill dam and spillway is in course of construction by the Western Pine Lumber company and its completion is not expected before March 1, at which time their mill starts operation for a ten months' run. The dam proper is triangular in shape being about 500 feet in width and approximately 800 feet long on each side. It is located at the head of the mill and close to the mouth of Snyider creek, in Snyider canyon and is expected to float about 1,000,000 feet in logs. Drag saws will cut the logs into desired length. The company will add another donkey to its logging equipment by early spring, in the anticipation of an extra heavy cut during the ensuing season.
     The Klickitat Mineral Springs company is incorporating for $50,000, and a new bottling plant is under construction. The bottling plant will be housed in a new building, 40 feet wide and 80 feet long, two stories and basement. It will be fully equipped with all new and modern machinery. The new plant will be completed about March first
     The McBain stone quarry, now operated by the Pacific Bridge company of Portland, is the scene of much activity in general repair work besides its regular operation. It will be in full working order about the middle of February.
     Seven Oaks Inn, the mountain resort located near by, is also engaged in preparation for an early season. Improvements of varied descriptions are being made to grounds and buildings while trails are being cut to various points of interest and scenic beauty.
     In conjunction with all this, numerous ranches in the contiguous country are enhancing evaluations by improvements of different natures.

©  Jeffrey L. Elmer