Major Russell

Name ID 1292

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Arusha: A Brochure of the Northern Province and its Capital Town
Page Number: 27
Extract Date: 1929

The Usa Planters Association

The Usa Planters Association which boasts a large and active membership under the Presidency of General Boyd-Moss, C.M.G., D.S.O., has formed an Angling Society, and intends to stock the Usa and Chai Rivers with Trout; its Rifle Association with Major Russell, O.B.E., M.C.,as Chairman, has built its own Range, and in Competition Shooting is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.

Looking down towards the Masai Reserve in the South and South-east, one sees the valley of the Kikuletwa, an area comprising roughly a quarter of a million acres, rich in possibilities and crying out for development. Approximately. 60,000 acres have already been alienated and Sisal planting has commenced by three large Companies.

It is to this fertile land of volcanic ash that many settlers are looking for the future of the whole of the Usa area, one thinks, not without justification, for Sisal can be produced more cheaply there than in heavily wooded country which requires expensive clearing.

Time will prove as to whether ones faith has been groundless, but no matter how unkind nature may prove in the future, she will have a tremendous barrier to break down, that of unbounded optimism, and the faith of the Usa Settlers in the future of their Area.

Extract ID: 28