Harper's; (1883-1884) Volume 68

Harper's; (1883-1884) Volume 68

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...and are still the quickest _means of communication with the remote river points to which they ply. As a_ mass, tney are many-decked, pavilionhke, and-'-1'5 ephemeraldookin g as the piaz zas of a summer hotel. The best of them are withdrawn for the winter, but some times they are simply laid up with the others. The accident has not been iinfr_equently seen that an ice-gorge fornilllg 1" the river in the spring, and coming '"5 with resistless force, has smashed 811 crunched whole fleets of them into sliallt" less ruin., _ Carondelet is a. main street of m11_1l11 shops and houses, and the line of Hills and furnaces before referred =11_11g if" river. The population in their grimylI1' teriors, with streams of molten met=1lP"1" ing, pigs and lengths of railroad iron at 1; cherry-red heat around them, and Sp," flying on every side, _seem not 5 mu; engaged in labor as in some deiiioglle play of fire-works, while over the_W in presides the roar of air blasts, fwd clmuls saws, and the pounding of ti'ip-bflmlgiatg It was here that the iron-clad 8""_"' dm__ were built that did such good service ing the war. It is curious to remember _ low, the early constitution of St. Louis, WW; as it was a foreign settlement, W95, _e, e. tially French, it was but for an ex, lens ly slight space of time under allymvo French government. It madfi B P _ was established in 1763 by a fur-trader, Pierre Laclede Ligiieste, under authority of the Governor-General at New Orleans, and was named after that gracious rococo sovereign, Louis XV. But it was precisely in 1763 that Louis XV., terminating by the Treaty of Paris his disastrous conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years' _T/Var, and here as the Old...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781325
  • 9781236781321