Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Water Works Association, Volume 12-13

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Water Works Association, Volume 12-13

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of a life time. Imbued with this thought, gentlemen, it's my pleasure, in the name of the Association for the Advancement of Milwaukee, and of all. kindred and progressive organizations of our city, with open hand, and with all the warmth in our hearts, to bid you thrice welcome to the metropolis of thegreat commonwealth of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is not boastful but proud of the present position it occupies among the sisterhood of cities It has a modest and commendable pride in saying to the world that it has the largest population of any city in the Northwest in proportion to the area of land it occupies, for no city with 22% square miles can boast of a population of 260,000 inhabitants. The economy of its municipal government bespeaks in the strongest terms possible of the high integrity and honesty of its officials; its fire and police departments are among the best; its board of public works is most admirably administered and in its chief engineer it has a gentlemen whose reputation has, become national--your President. (Applause) Its wholesale and retail houses are of the highest standing, its electric and street railway service is fully and. adequately equipped; its transportation facilities by water and rail equal to our big neighbor, Chicago. The product of its fiouring mills ranks second in our country; it boasts of the biggest and most extensive breweries in the world;. the largest foundry--The Allis; the most complete stove plant--The FullerWarren; and the great Illinois Steel Company's works have one of theirlargest branches located in our midst. Its tanneries furnish one-fifth of all the product in our land; its tin manufactures represent two-fifths of the tinware made and'. sold in the United States; in fact. a...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675381X
  • 9781236753816