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G R E A T F A L L S A N D selves, as they had just come from a 600-mile journey. In May, of the same year, they were ‘ ‘ rounded up, ” and of the 200 head turned out in January, poor, lean and lank, at least 100 of them, in May, were fit for the beef market. O l d T im e r . C A S C A D E C O U N T Y was formed in 1887, and has an area of about 3,000 square miles. The population of the county is estimated at something over 8,000, and is daily increasing by new settlers coming in and taking up lands for homes. It has the richest deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead and iron ^ of any county in the state. Its deposits of coal are unexcelled in any , part of the United States. J The wheat, oats, potatoes and other crops raised on the bench lands, without irrigation, are not equaled in any farming sections of the state where irrigation is necessary to secure crops. ^ Its agricultural lands are the best on the continent, and the crops raised on them are not surpassed by any of the most favored sections of the United States. The crop report for 1889—the driest season ever known here— ^ show that on 831|- acres of land the wheat yield was 22,594 bushels; that on 3,763 acres 164,963 bushels of oats were harvested, and on 109 acres 24,025 bushels of potatoes were raised. This is an exhibit H of productiveness that cannot be shown by other sections of the state. | | The county is fast settling up and, with the same ratio of increase K as in the past two years for the next four years to come, will be the | | banner county of the state in population, agriculture and minirg The grazing lands of the county are the best in the west, as the Pi thousands upon thousands of horses, cattle and sheep that are now E§ scattered over her mountains, plains and valleys fully attest. Hj In all of the resources that go toward making a great and pros- \m perous people, Cascade county possesses its full share. §| Cascade county is young in years, but rich in resources. 11 Northern Montana is the Garden of Eden of Montana in the | j agricultural, mineral and stock raising industries, HIQH §CHOOL BUILDING GREAT FALLS M O NJ.