The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin; Containing a History of Dodge County, Its Early Settlement, Growth, Development, Resources Etc., Etc., an Extensive and Minute Sketch of Its Cities ... War Record, Biographical Sketches ...

The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin; Containing a History of Dodge County, Its Early Settlement, Growth, Development, Resources Etc., Etc., an Extensive and Minute Sketch of Its Cities ... War Record, Biographical Sketches ...

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Of every clime and every nation, Of every rank and every station, " ' Of every mind and every passion, Of every freak and every fashion, With tastes and characters as various As best of fortunes are precarious. " 'And then the future; yes, the future West! _Its growth, its riches, power, who can foresee? Its grand extent, from mountain crest to crest, From lake t0 gulf: What is its destiny? " 'The central range of one vast continent. It holds the balance firm of all the rest; From teeming soil that never can be spent, We feed the world as if it were a guest. " ' Here strangers swarm', n happy home to seek, The waves rush on like ocean's swelling tide; A few decades, and here shall millions speak The law that shall a mighty empire guide.' " Tm-: ORATION. Letters of regret were read from E. P. Smith and D. S. Ordway, after which Mr. Lander was introduced. He said: " It is the misfortune of many nations of the world, that their early history is lost in the night and darkness of time. Excepting the record preserved in Holy Writ, nothing is known of the first settlement of mankind; all else beyond a period not far remote is veiled in obscurity. Recourse is often had to fabulous tradition, made up of fabled heroes and demigods in great profusion, the offspring of vanity, ignorance and superstition. The student and lover or history will devote years of time and study over the misty pages of the past, in his endeavors to obtain knowledge of the first settlement of Jerusalem, the Romans, Northmen and the location of the Holy Sepulcher, and the result of their researches afford but little light, and is in fact but little more than tradition. Our country, with its freshness...show more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898974
  • 9781236898975