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.
CALVIN LONG, a farmer residing
two miles north of Paha, is a native of Harden county, Iowa, born April
4, 1876, and at the age of one year came to Washington with his parents.
His entire life since that time has been spent in this state, and for the
most part in Adams county. He received a thorough common school education
at Ritzville, and at the age of twenty he left school and home to engage
in riding the range. After two years of cow-boy life he filed a homestead
on a quarter-section of land, rented another quarter-section and engaged
in the business of farming. He has one hundred and sixty-acres all
well improved and under cultivation, with good farm buildings, orchard,
etcetera, and fifteen head of work horses. Each year he has rented,
in addition to his own land, from a half-section to a section of land,
and raises as high as six thousand bushels of wheat in a season.
Mr. Long is a Republican, and takes an active
interest in the affairs of his party. He is also a member of the
M. W. A., and has been clerk of the Paha camp of that order.
Calvin Long is a son of Clark and Ara A. (Saint)
Long, whose lives are sketched on other pages of this volume. He
is an honorable and industrious farmer, enjoying the esteem and good-will
and a wide circle of friends.