Arbuckle Coffee Trade Cards Banner

of the

(Actual Size: 6-7/8" x 11-1/8" - shown approx. 1/2 scale)
CLICK on any map to see the corresponding card as it was originally issued.

Missouri, Oregon, Iowa, North Dakota

(facing page)


    MISSOURI has a length north and south of 275 miles, an average breadth of about 245 miles, and an area of 69,415 square miles, or 44,425,600 acres. That part of the State which lies north of the Missouri River consists of rolling or level prairies with deep river valleys, and a general slope from northwest to southeast. The southern division, which is much the larger of the two, is more broken and rugged, with a number of hills ranging from 500 to 1,000 feet in height, and mountain ranges in the extreme south. The uplands cover more than half this section, and west of the Ozark region the prairies are undulating, and the valleys of the rivers both wide and deep.
    The principal rivers are the Mississippi (which washes the entire eastern boundary nearly 500 miles), and the Missouri. The Missouri has numerous tributaries within the State, chief of which are the Osage and Gasconade, but it is not gasconading to say that "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee" is the best in the world.
    The range of temperature is great and the climate is subject to frequent changes. The summers are hot and the winters severe, even the largest rivers being sometimes frozen entirely over.
    Population in 1880, 1,127,187 males and 1,041,193 females, of whom 1,956,802 were of native, and 211,578 of foreign birth; white, 2,022,826; colored, 145,554.
    Estimated population in 1890, 3,250,000.


    THE Cascade mountains, which cross the State from north to south, dividing Oregon into two unequal parts, known as Eastern and Western Oregon, range from 4,000 to 10,000 feet in height, reaching the region of perpetual snow. The principal peaks are Mt. Hood, 11,225 feet; Mt. Jefferson, 10,200 feet; the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak, each 9,420 feet, and Mt. McLaughlin, 11,000 feet. The coast range runs parallel with the ocean, at a distance from it of about twenty-five miles, the general altitude varying from 1,000 to 4,000 feet. The State has an average length east and west of about 360 miles; a breadth of 260 miles, and an area of 96,030 square miles, or 61,459,200 acres. The Columbia River rises in the Rocky Mountains, and receives nearly all the rivers of Oregon. It is 1,300 miles in length, and forms the State boundary for about 300 miles.
    The climate of the two divisions differ widely, that of the western half being moist and equable, while the east never has an excess of rain, and though somewhat subject to extremes of temperature, the climate is usually pleasant. The summers of the eastern half are dry, there being little rain and less dew, but the crops do not suffer from drouth.
    The State is famed for its salmon fisheries, which give employment to great numbers of its people, and "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee" rapidly extends.
    Population in 1880, 103,381 males and 71,387 females, of whom 144,265 were of native, and 30,503 of foreign birth; white, 163,075; colored, 11,693.
    Estimated population in 1890, 300,000.


    NEARLY the whole State consists of gently undulating prairie, and is destitute of mountains or even hills of any size. There are some bluffs on the river margins, and in the northeastern part the surface is more elevated, and the scenery more diversified. The country is well watered, and extremely beautiful, abounding with natural meadows and verdant plains. The streams, without exception, flow into one or the other of the great boundary rivers, and give unrivaled natural drainage for the whole State. In the northern portion there are numerous small, beautiful lakes, which are a part of the system extending northward into Minnesota. Its general extent north and south is 208 miles, and east and west about 300 miles; and its area is 56,025 square miles, or 35,856,000 acres, being almost exactly the same as that of Illinois. The highest point in the State is at Spirit Lake, in the northwest part, which is 1,650 feet above the sea level, and there is a gradual slope thence to the southeast, until at the mouth of the Des Moines River, the elevation is only 444 feet.
    It is a healthy region, malarial, epidemic and endemic diseases being rare. The winters are severe, owing to the prevalence of north and northwest winds, which sweep at will over the prairies, but they are not unhealthy. In summer the constant breezes relieve the heat of the season. Taking the whole year, the climate is moderate and favorable for agriculture; the fruit trees blossom in early May, wheat ripens in August, and "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee" is on her breakfast tables every morning.
    Population in 1880, 848,136 males and 776,479 females, of whom 1,362,965 were of native; and 261,650 of foreign birth; white, 1,614,600; colored, 10,015.
    Estimated population in 1890, 1.875,000.


    THIS State has an average extent north and south of about 225 miles, and embraces an area of 77,000 square miles; the population in 1880, 67,588.

    The general elevation of the country is from 1,000 to 2,500 feet above the sea.

    The Missouri River crosses the State, and is navigable throughout its length.

    The temperature varies from 20 degrees below zero to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters are severe, and much snow falls. During the long cold winter "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee" is in general demand.

    Estimated Population in 1890, 225,000.