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Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.


     AUGUSTUS E. ROBINSON,  who resides about one mile north from Fairview, is one of the leading orchardists of the Columbia valley.  He has ten acres devoted to apples, peaches, apricots, plums, grapes and berries, with water right sufficient to handle a farm of forty-three acres.  His orchard is a veritable picture and produces as fine fruit as can be found in the world.  Spokane, Seattle and Wenatchee are his shipping points and Mr. Robinson does a good business.
     Augustus E. Robinson was born in Rochester, Wisconsin, December 27, 1850, the son of James and Elizabeth (Sweet) Robinson, natives of Vermont.  Our subject completed his education in the academy of Owatonna, Minnesota whence the family had moved from Wisconsin.  After school days, he learned harness making and established himself in business at Long Prairie and began harness making and remained there until 1898, in which year he moved to his present place in Douglas county.  Since coming here, Mr. Robinson has given his whole time and attention to the culture of fruit and to the study of the science of fruit raising.  The result is that he is one of the best posted men of the county and is thoroughly practical in all his efforts.  Mr. Robinson has one sister, Mrs. Emma Wyman.
     On July 13, 1873, while in Minnesota, Mr. Robinson married Miss Luella Coons.  Her father was a native of Pennsylvania and a pioneer to Ohio.  She was born in Little Sandusky, Ohio, on May 23, 1856 and has one sister, Mrs. J. H. McNeice.  Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have two children, Earl A., born on August 25, 1886 and Clair T., born July 25, 1888, both at Long Prairie, Minnesota.  Mr. Robinson was a charter member of the I. O. O. F. at Long Prairie and for twelve years served as secretary of his lodge.  He also passed all the chairs of the same and is now a member of the M. W. A.  He is a Methodist at heart but belongs to no denomination at the present time.
 
 

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