A Pioneer History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; And My First Recollections of Brookville, Pennsylvania, 1840-1843,

A Pioneer History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; And My First Recollections of Brookville, Pennsylvania, 1840-1843,

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...mountains, and it will crown our canals, so as in a short time to require double locks, and not only contribute to our commercial prosperity, but enrich the treasury of the Commonwealth. The Legislature, then, ought not a moment to delay its action. If any improvement is to be delayed, let it be some of the almost useless ones that have received the favor of the Committee on Internal Improvements, as will be seen by a reference to the appropriation bill now on the files of the Hot1se."--Per/my t'a/1111 II/8//I: g't'IIt't'I', March 9, 1837. " We are pleased to learn by our Harrisburg papers that Mr. Aycrigg--the engineer who was engaged last summer in exploring the country between the waters of the Susquehanna and Allegheny Rivers--made his report to the Legislature on Thursday morning last, the 15th. What will be most gratifying to the citizens of this section of country is the fact that the report is favorable to the Red Bank route. The Perm.'_'l2/ania Intellzlge//rw says, ' We have taken the trouble to read his report in manuscript, and are pleased with the valuable information it contains. He has found a route by the way of Anderson's Creek, which empties into the West Branch, and Red Bank, which empties into the Allegheny, where a water communication can be made. He recommends a reservoir on the summit. By constructing a mound 40 feet high, across the valley of Sandy Lick Creek, threeeighths of a mile in length, a reservoir of 3 square miles can be made, which will contain 1,672,704,000 cubic feet of water, and that water can be supplied there during 240 days to pass 115,600 boats. The lockage is 693 feet, --by 83 locks westward to the Allegheny River at the mouth of Red Bank, and by 99 locks eastward to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797442
  • 9781236797445