Adamskii Land Chapter 2 is coming...
Adamskii Land Chapter 2 is coming...
The Northern Territory Expansion:
As Adamskii Land experienced a booming economy from the recent expansion to agriculture, the need for raw materials increased. This demand for materials, along with the eagerness of the railroads to expand their grasp, led to the massive expansion into northern territory.
Some typical scenes found in the Northern Territory. The land is known for meandering rivers and large forests. Lumber and hunting have become the largest industries with farming trying to find its place in the mountainous region.
Scottie's Valley is currently the furthest out established town, a frontier type of place. Beyond this little town the river valley narrows and the mountains grow in height. A wild man's paradise full of lakes, animals, canyons and peace.
Plattsburg City is the largest city within the Northern Territory. Plattsburg is known for colder temperatures, large trees and recreational actives. Many citizens spend time kayaking the rivers, boating on the bay to finding hidden coves or just riding bicycles around the friendly city. A train ride from Plattsburg to the mountains near Scottie's Valley is always recommended to tourists.
A relaxing drive through the mountains of Sodah National Forest. Bring a lunch because there are plenty of places for picnics!
THE EARLY FARMING YEARS: ADDITIONAL SCENES
As the region moved forward through the 1950's the agriculture movement made progress across all reaches of Adamskii Land. The local economies boomed and towns began to appear everywhere. Railroad was still the most convenient means of transportation/shipping for farming and ranching. Valleys with railways were the first to see towns which became shipping hubs for smaller sub-regions. Below are some typical scenes from the 1950's into the 1960's, known as "the early farming years"
But finding plenty of water next to land and rail was not always easy. With the success of the nation's first dam the government began to look for more opportunities with water storage. The Zotes Valley is a long fertile valley with a river already in place. In the late summer the river becomes a stream and often fall harvest was early due to short water supply. The Pine Creek Dam took care of this problem controlling the release of Pine Creek into Zotes Valley.
The railroad companies pushed their tracks further and further with goals of reaching the distant mountains. As towns grew lumber was in large demand which created a second booming industry. The first to reach the mountains with rails were the first to benefit. Timberline Valley was a small mountain valley within close reach of rail and thus became a major lumber source. The valley's weather was ideal for tree growth and lead to tree farming.
The typical town during this time period had railway close to town to allow for passenger trains and shipping of goods. Some valley towns developed into small urban centers with shopping, churches, parks, and quiet neighborhoods. Below is an "typical" early farming year town.
As the region enters the 1960's the shipment of goods becomes troublesome with roads and rails reaching high capacity levels. Some government engineers began to whisper about some crazy new idea of "freeways". The next city journal will be the region as in enters the 1970's.
I'm gonna take a second attempt at this city journal thing, I realized my first attempt was missing the exciting parts: story line, details, locations.
BACKGROUND: Welcome to Adamskii Land, a temperate climate region. When first discovered this uninhabited land was found to be full of natural resources and beauty. The National Government decided to utilize the natural resources while limiting argriculture to a certain elevation in hopes of maintaining the natural landscape and beauty. Coal mining as well as lumber mills have appeared to fulfill the needs of development and power consumption.
INTRODUCTION: THE EARLY FARMING YEARS
With the connection of most "sub-region" railways the agriculture movement gained momentum. Town all across the region appeared next to railways and depots. Below is a typical scene from "the early farming years" close to the year 1950.
Some areas of Adamskii Land had less natural water resources and the National Government turned their attention to building upland dams to store and release water as needed. Below is a scene of the Nation's first dam and reservoir.
SUB-REGIONS: (Please refer to Introduction map for sub-region and city locations)
1. Newport City and Emerald Coast: Newport served as the first major seaport and city for the region. Newport is located within the Main Sound and Sodah Sound, its centralized location gave the city an initial growth rate higher than much of the region. Newport is now the largest city within Adamskii Land and has a population of 23,000. The city is known for its recreational activities and wealthy citizens. The tallest building in Adamskii Land is located in Newport Downtown.
2. Whiskeytowne and Sodah Sound: Whiskeytowne was initially settled by people looking to escape the capital attitudes of Adamskii City and the wealthy people of Newport. Finding a fertile valley at the end of the Sodah Sound the settlers were quick to start agriculture and build a whiskey distillery. The whiskey distillery turned out to be a good move for the community; not only did the settlers of Whiskeytowne enjoy whiskey but it quickly became the valley's number 1 export and the local economy grew. The same distillery and organic fields are in still in use today.
3. Bluestone City and Upper Adamskii River: Bluestone was first founded with intentions of being a major food producer for the region. Bluestone Basin is located far from the Coast and Sounds leaving the sub-region with slightly warmer temperatures and longer growing seasons for agriculture. Bluestone Basin is also nestled between the Imperial Mountains and Grand Mesa allowing for lumber harvesting and exporting. Bluestone city council knowing their remote location would be a challenge for growth lowered taxes to the lowest found in Adamskii Land. From this move the city found great economic growth with businesses and industries relocating to Bluestone City. The downtown was voted best overall with high remarks in beauty and cleanliness of city, and recently education has become a major focus for the city and citizens.
4. Adamskii City with Adamskii Bay and River: Adamskii city is of course the capital city for the region. The first settlers to the area found the influx of rivers at the end of Adamskii Bay to be ideal for a City and even more so a "Large City". Adamskii City was settled the same time as Newport City, however the nation's bulk money was spent within Adamskii City building the National Dome and Federal Office Buildings. Downtown Adamskii experienced a boost from private developers and industry to further boost Adamskii City's growth. Adamskii City has limited natural resources but is possible the best located city for shipment of goods by rail and water.
5. The Northern Territory: Due to the colder climate and location across the Main Sound and Adamskii Bay the Northern Territory has seen much slower growth. Agriculture is beginning to take root with colder climate foods being re-located to this sub-region. The major railroad companies are currently working with engineers to connect railways to this sub-region. Future growth should be good here in time. The natural beauty and mountains within the Northern Territory are the best within Adamskii Land; once environmental tourism takes look to this territory for smart growth and mountain style towns.
This was an introduction to Adamskii Land, and happens to document the region during the 1950's agriculture boom. Look forward to future updates on Adamskii Land through different times of growth and development. As the cities grow I will try to spend more time on details, this was intended to re-introduce the region and sub-regions of Adamskii Land.
Thanks for your time, I hope you enjoyed this second attempt much more.