Harper's Introductory Geography; With Maps and Illustrations Prepared Expressly for This Work by Eminent American Artists

Harper's Introductory Geography; With Maps and Illustrations Prepared Expressly for This Work by Eminent American Artists

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... the Atlantic States and the countries beyond the Atlantic Ocean. It has railways also running in every direction. The history of Cincinnati Cin-cin-nah-ti, the metropolis and chief commercial port of Ohio, is quite remarkable. At the beginning of this century it was a small village of seven hundred and fifty inhabitants. Now its population has increased to three hundred thou sand inhabitants. It has a large commerce, does an immense business in pork-packing, and is one of the principal manufacturing cities in the United States. As it was for many years the largest city west of the Appalachian Mountains, it obtained the name of the "Queen City of the West." The history of Chicago She-caw-go, the metropolis of the Lake States, markable. No other city in t has had so rapid a growth, only a hamlet, on the muddy banks river flowing into Lake has more than a million of inhabitants, and some of the grandest streets and buildings on the continent. It is the chief lumber and pork market in the United States, and one of the largest grain and cattle markets in the world. Detroit, the chief commercial port of Michigan, is the oldest city in the United States west of the Appalachian Mountains. It is even older than Baltimore or Philadelphia, for a trading-post was established there by the French in 1670. Admirably situated for commerce, midway of the Great Lakes, and connected by many railways with the interior of the country, it has a large business, and is rapidly growing. Milwaukee, the largest city and lake port of Wisconsin, is pleasantly situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan, and has one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes. It is an important grain and lumber market, and its business and population are fast increasing....show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910354
  • 9781236910356