Detroit in 1890 Compared with 1870 (Classic Reprint)

Detroit in 1890 Compared with 1870 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Detroit in 1890 Compared With 1870 Scarcely twenty decades have passed since the founding of Detroit. During nearly all of these years and up to a very recent period, the prosperity of the city was greatly hindered by the ease-loving and extremely careful spirit of its earliest founders, and their cautious descendants. It was this spirit and education that provided the early streets of only twelve or twenty feet in width, and that resisted the extension of the city, through the opening of roads and streets across the narrow farms that on either side hemmed in the town. This same Spirit in later owners still seeks its own, but fortunately it has no longer power to hinder the city's growth and gain. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024312466X
  • 9780243124664