National Lumberman Volume 47

National Lumberman Volume 47

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...stock and that, while the field is new, it is one which is really deserving of cultivation and now calls for as earnest consideration at his hands as any other part of the lumber business. As is well known to the trade generally.' DETROIT FAVORED BY LOVVER RATES IN SUBURBAN CAR SERVICE THAN ST. IDUIS Detroit is fortunate in an unexcelled system of rural electric car lines. From all parts of the State of Michigan, from Toledo, 0., sixty miles away, from Ann Arbor, Pontiac and other interior towns, frequent cars carry passengers at the rate of one cent a mile. To Ann Arbor, to Pontiac and to Toledo two lines of cars run. All these cars run into Detroit and through the downtown district. They do not stop or transfer passengers at the city limits. The passenger rates about Detroit are onehalf of what they are about St. Louis. Pontiac is to Detroit what Alton is to St. Louis, twenty-five miles away. The fare from Pontiac to Detroit is 25 cents. The fare from Alton, twenty-flve miles, to East St. Louis, is 45 cents. The fare from East St. Louis to St. Louis is 10 cents additional. Thus it costs more than twice as much and a change of cars to get from Alton to St. Louis as it does to get from Pontiac to Detrait, and the Pontiac-Detroit cars carry passengers into the heart of Detroit, not merely to the city limits. Going to Edwardsville from St. Louis, twenty-five miles, the fare is 10 cents to East St. Louis, from East St. Louis to Edwardsvilie 45 cents, from St. Louis to St. Charles. twenty miles, the fare is 30 cents, including a special fare across the Missouri River bridge aI.d one change of cars. About Detroit the fare would be 20 cents without any change of cars. All suburban cars, even those from far Toledo, have their termini in...
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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,302g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840933
  • 9781236840936