Nebraska, Its Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks

Nebraska, Its Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... known and admired both in the Old and in the New World. On entering this South Platte region, he pronounced it "a warm counterpart of the French lowlands, lacking only the grace given by centuries of human habitation," and he adds further along, " The country is one of the most beautiful I ever looked upon, but nature has given the smoothness and finish which elsewhere come from long cultivation." CHAPTER XVII. UP THE SALT RIVEK. Lancaster County.--Lincoln.--EmigrantHome.--Capital.--Insane Asylum.--Penitentiary.--University.--Agricultural College.--Salt springs.--Railway land.--Surface.--Soil.--Lacustrine deposit.--Analysis of five samples.--Ditto surface soils on lacustrine.--Saline County.--Mr. IlatclifFe.--Demand for labourers.--Want of means.--Moderate capital Borrowing.--Lands.--The delights of the imagination.--An illustration, fig. 44. FIRST visited Lincoln, in Lancaster County, the capital of Nebraska, when it was a six-year-old, and a decidedly nice, neat-looking town I found it. It boasts of a population of about 7,000, and it has a number of edifices with some pretensions to architectural beauty. Three railroads have stations here; and one, the Burlington and Missouri (in popular parlance the "B. and M."), has a budding called "The Emigrants' Home," where rooms and conveniences for cooking, washing, &c., are supplied free of charge for such limited time as the circumstances will permit, while the occupants are looking for homes and employment. The people who use this building are of course expected to rough it; for no railway company, however opulent, would find it politic or profitable to provide luxurious quarters under such circumstances. The Capitol building is a laboured and not...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945328
  • 9781236945327