Logging: San Francisco was a shipping port. Workers cut down trees near the water. They floated the logs down stream, then tied them together. Ships pulled the logs to San Francisco. Logging was a big business in Washington.
Puget Sound Lowlands and Cascade Mountains
Look what I found! Coal!
Me too! It'll be great fuel!
F Fishing and Canneries: The Pacific Ocean was filled with a lot of fish. Native Americans and pioneers harvested these fish, which were then dried, sold and shipped to other cities.
Walla Walla Valley
Fishing and Canneries: Robert Hume built a plant that used cans and high heat to preserve fish. 30 canneries sold salmon to faraway places in South America, Britain, Australia and Chin.
Miners discovered coal that was burned to heat homes and give the power that ran machines in factories. Some of the early miners were Chinese, from England and Wales and a large group of African-Americans came to dig coal. They even hired children to sort the pieces of coal.
Wow that's so cool!
Walla Walla Valley farmers grew hops and wheat. Native Americans and white men worked in the fields together. Washington apples had also become animportant crop by the 1900's.