1917(circa) – J.C. Conine Letter

At American Lake they are preparing for 6000 men on 70,000 acres.  So you see Tacoma will be booming soon.  They are building 3 boats in Olympia and several more under contract.  They will cost $280,000 each.  I presume you’ll buy a liberty bond.  “Everybody’s doing it!”  The Dupont powder works is all up. Yelm is forging ahead since the irrigation.  The prairie is checkered with flumes and ditches.  The weather is cool and cloudy but no frost yet, the prospect for fruit was never better.  Lee has some fine looking girls and they can pound a “Pianner” some.  Well, I think this will do for the present.  All join in sending love and best wishes.


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