Report of the Commissioner of General Land Office

Report of the Commissioner of General Land Office

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the rivers, except near their sources, and groves, also, on some of the smaller streams and in the ravines in the lower portion of the river valleys. The amount of unsold land in this district is nearly 4,000,000 acres. The lands most eligible for settlement, on account of roads and market, are in the counties of Sac, Ida, Woodbury, Plymouth, and Sioux, respectively, on Coon, Maple, Little Sioux, Floyd, and Big Sioux rivers. The counties of Buena Vista, Clay, Cherokee, O'Brien, Osceola, and Lyon contain more unsold land, and have equal advantages as to fertility of soil, but with less timber, and are more sparsely settled. Dickinson county is nearer the Des Moines river, and partakes more of the character of the Fort Dodge district. All the rivers named, including also the west fork of the Little Sioux, have very rich bottom lands of a beautiful appearance; but as these rivers approach tiie Missouri the bluffs are more steep, and the land, for several miles on each side of the river valleys, is more broken. Most of the intervening prairies are beautifully undulating, perfectly drained, with nothing to impede a wagon or a plough. In the eastern part of this district the counties of Sac, Buena Vista and Clay, and especially Dickinson, have a few wet marshes and many natural meadows; but scarcely any are found in the other eight counties, drained entirely towards the Missouri, except skirting the rivers. There is probably no coal or other valuable minerals in the Sioux City district. Sandstone and limestone of the carboniferous era occur at Sioux City, and limestone further north, on the Big Sioux river. In the interior of the district the deeply-cut river valleys, over a hundred feet below the prairie level, have not yet reached the first stratum...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630041
  • 9781236630049