Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica; REV. and Amended a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, to Which Is Added Biographies of Living Subjects. 96 Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations Volume 7

Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica; REV. and Amended a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, to Which Is Added Biographies of Living Subjects. 96 Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of limestone and of sandstone have been opened in various parts of the State. The brown stone of the Upper Peninsula is of excellent quality, and is capable of receiving a high finish. The supply is inexhaustible, and the accessibility of the quarries by water gives promise of a thriving industry. The grindstones taken from the Huron county quarries are of superior quality, and the slates found in unlimited quantities on the shores of the Huron Bay are unsurpassed in point of durability and color. Clays and sands of commercial value are found in great abundance. Though the manufacture of glass is yet in its infancy, sand in large quantities has leen discovered in Monroe county suitable for the manufacture of plate glass of excellent quality. Brick and tile clays are found in all parts of the State. Though native silver has been found in small quantities in the Upper Peninsula, the systematic mining of this metal has not yet been carried on with successful results. The geographical position of Michigan explains the fact that its fresh-water fisheries are the most productive in the United States. The most important varieties of fish are lake-trout,"" sturgeon, bass, pickerel, herring, brook-trout, grayling, and whitefish. General laws for the protection of fish have been passed; and a fish commission has been maintained for some years for the purpose of propagating the best varieties and planting them in waters adapted to their natural development. As early as 1785 the law of Congress which provided for the sale of lands north of the Ohio river reserved for the support of public schools "section 16" of each township. This fundamental law devoted to educational purposes one-thirty-ixth of all the lands of that vast domain...show more

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  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,433g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968301
  • 9781236968302