The most severe problems facing the state during Shafer's administration were drought and low prices for agricultural products. To his credit, the State Mill and Elevator showed a good profit for the state under Shafer's direction, despite the weather and economic conditions. In 1930 the state capitol (former territorial capitol) burned. A capitol commission was formed to oversee the design and construction of the new capitol.
Shafer was governor during a time of severe drought and economic depression.
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