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Land Tenure in Oregon. 43 ing farms for a certain per cent of the produce.* In 1880 and 1890, the first four classes were all included in class one. Some of the questions relating to land tenure in Oregon that first present themselves for consideration, are the number of farms operated by each class of farmers, the size of these farms, and the relative quality of the land as shown by its value. A classification of the percentage of the number of farms, farm area, and value of farm property, by tenure for the United States, Western Division, California, Washington and Oregon, will reveal the general status of Oregon in regard to the manner in which its farming was conducted in 1900. TABLE 2. PEKCENTAGE OF THE NTTMBER OF FARMS, ACRES IN FARMS, AND VALUE OF FARM PROPERTY, CLASSIFIED BY TENURE FOR THE UNITED STATES, WESTERN DIVISION, CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON, AND OREGON, IN 1900. (t) NUMBER OF FARMS. Farmers. United States. Western Division. California. Washington Oregon. 54.9 69.6 60.7 73.3 68.0 Part Owners. . . 7.9 10.1 11.3 10.5 11.9 Owners and 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.9 Managers 1.0 3.1 4.5 1.2 1.4 Cash Tenants . 13.1 7.7 12.5 7.1 7.4 Share Tenants. 22.2 8.9 10.6 7.3 10.4 ACRES IN FARMS. 50.2 37.6 35.1 54.7 52.0 Part Owners.. . 14.8 20.7 17.1 26.8 20.5 Owners and 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.1 10.7 26.7 24.3 4.4 11.5 Cash Tenants . 9.2 7.3 10.4 5.5 5.3 Share Tenants. 14.0 7.2 12,6 7.8 9.6 VALUE OF FARM PROPERTY. 51.0 46.1 40.6 57.2 53.8 Part Owners.. . 12.5 16.6 16.0 21.3 17.4 Owners and 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.9 1.3 5.2 15.5 18.1 3.4 6.3 Cash Tenants . . 12.1 9.3 11.4 6.6 8.3 Share Tenants . 18.0 11.8 13.4 10.6 12.9

  • U. S. Census Reports for 1900, Twelfth Census, Vol. V, p. XLIII.

tU. S. Census Reports for 1900, Twelfth Census, Vol. V, pp. 260-261.----