Pawnee County, Nebraska; As It Was, Is, and Is to Be, with a New County Map and Directory Illustrated

Pawnee County, Nebraska; As It Was, Is, and Is to Be, with a New County Map and Directory Illustrated

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...seeking homes would do well to take a look at this part of the county before purchasing elsewhere. WEST BRANCH PRECINCT. West Branch precinct consists of town 1, range 10, and the south tier of sections of town 2, same range, consequently it contains, superficially, forty-two square miles, mostly in the hands of actual settlers, a largo portion of whom are Scotch, who are noted for their sturdy thriftness. This precinct is especially noted for its numerous springs of excellent water, and as having an extensive quarry of the finest stone in the State. From this quarry was taken the stone for the court house and several business houses in this city. The precinct is also well supplied with timber--Johnson, West Branch and Wild Cat creeks running through it, each supplying its immediate vicinity with plenty of fuel. This precinct is especially adapted to raising stock, producing an excellent quality of grass, and being abundantly watered. The number of cattle and hogs being fed in the precinct is enough to consume most of the corn crop. The precinct is steadily increasing in population, as well from families moving, as from the enterprise of those already here. MILES PRECINCT Is located west of Pawnee City precinct. A large amount of the lands in this precinct were taken at an early day by speculators, and consequently it is one of the most sparsely settled precincts in the county. Nearly all of these lands are now on the market, and are being bought by farmers who are so situated as to make substantial improvements. Is in the north tier of townships, comprising the east portion of 3, 10, and west of 3, 11. This precinct is largely settled by Germans, who own large farms, well improved. Perhaps no precinct in the county so well illustrates the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550226
  • 9781236550224