The Century Volume 3

The Century Volume 3

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...suffices to restore the equilibrium, and the water is so charged with salt that in the autumn the pure crystallized mineral is found on the margin of the lake in a stratum eighteen inches deep. The capital of the Territory is about sixteen miles east of the southern extremity of the lake, and near the river Jordan. It is built on the slope where the great plain rises to the foot-hills of the Wahsatch. This snow-tipped range, on the east, runs like a wall from far north to far south, the lofty ridges of the Oquarra stud the western horizon seventy miles distant, and the broad plain stretches ' hundreds of miles away to the south. The situation is thus one of the most picturesque and beautiful that can be imagined. The city, which has a population of about fifteen thousand, is so laid out that the streets, at right angles with each other, coincide with the cardinal points of the compass; and of i formed, each one contains a plot of ten acres, while this square is again subdivided, by lines crossing at the center, into four "corner building-lots," of two and a quarter acres each.-_ The streets are broad and without pavement. Between the carriage-way and side ' walk is a shallow ditch filled with running water, which surrounds every block in the city, and serves to irrigate the gardens and lawns which are the charm of the town. This water is brought from the mountains and distributed at the highest point of the city during the season. and when winter approaches it is turned in another direction, to prevent the inconvenience of its freezing in the streets. The townspeople thus have fine opportunities for establishing a: kati1zg-rir1k./ and the wonder is that, among all the other facilities for amifsement (which include more

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  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 953g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780337
  • 9781236780331