Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

      W. L. DAVIS is one of the pioneers of Okanogan county.  He owns a beautiful ranch on the Okanogan river about fifteen miles north from its mouth.  The estate is located at the foot of Rattle Snake Point and has been handsomely improved by Mr. Davis.  On August 5, 1888, Mr. Davis took a squatter's right to his present place, paying therefor twelve dollars.  Since that time, he has given his entire attention to general farming and to the improvement of his property and has found the climate and soil thoroughly adapted to the production of all kinds of grain, alfalfa, vegetables and so forth.  He can successfully grow all kinds of fruits, except tropical.  He has made a great success in producing various kinds of nuts, especially walnuts.
     Mr. Davis remarks that this locality he believes to be one of the healthiest on the Pacific coast and he is thoroughly satisfied with the country.  He is a man of energy and progressiveness and has done a work in this country worthy of great credit in horticulture.  He and his wife are highly respected people and have many friends.