• Creator
  • Hays, Gilmore
  • Created Date
  • 1862
  • Description
  • Judge Gilmore Hays of Thurston County writes to B. F. Kendall, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Washington Territory, regarding his experience with mining now that he is in Lewiston. He theorizes that Indian land would be more efficiently used if the American government would give it to farmers, whose crops could support those working in the mining industry. A great believer in the power of mining to utilize natural mineral resources, Hays... more
    Judge Gilmore Hays of Thurston County writes to B. F. Kendall, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Washington Territory, regarding his experience with mining now that he is in Lewiston. He theorizes that Indian land would be more efficiently used if the American government would give it to farmers, whose crops could support those working in the mining industry. A great believer in the power of mining to utilize natural mineral resources, Hays envisions mining contributing to an eventual continuous settlement from the West Coast to the Missouri River. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2006