Encyclopaedia Britannica; Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume 10

Encyclopaedia Britannica; Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume 10

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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: ... located on the North Iowa division of the Chicago and Northwestern, and on the Chicago and Omaha short line division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul roads, 579 miles from Chicago, 140 miles from Omaha, and 60 miles from Sioux City. Lines of steamers also ply between Yankton and all points on the Missouri river from St. Louis to Fort Benton. The city occupies an elevated plateau, and with the advantages and facilities for rapid transit above designated, together with other equally important factors promotive of a city's progress, Yankton has become a leading trade center and shipping point in southeastern Dakota. The city contains one daily and five weekly papers, also one monthly publication, five banks, a court-house and jail, a full complement of religious organizations and a number of church edifices, a high-school building, graded schools, business colleges, being also the location of Yankton college and the site of the State insane asylum; six hotels, five public halls, a large number of handsomely designed and finished private residences, gas and electric-light works, woolen mills, iron works, packing houses, lumber and planing mills, cement mills, linseed-oil mills, pressed brick works, etc. The population of the city was 3,431 in 1880, and in 1890 was estimated at 5,200. YARKAND, or Yarkend, the chief town of the principal oasis of East Turkestan, is situated on the YarScand-Daria, in 38 25' N. latitude and 77 16' E. longitude, at an altitude of about 4,100 feet above sea-level. The settlements of the Yarkand oasis occupy the southwestern corner of East Turkestan, and are scattered along the numerous rivers which issue from the steep slopes of the Pamir in the west, and the Karakorum and Kuen-Lun Mountains in the south....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 59mm | 2,068g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696926X
  • 9781236969262