Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Session Volume 8-10

Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Session Volume 8-10

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...output of our cement works, seven in number, will exceed six millions of dollars, and of our other clay products--brick, tile and building stone (by the way, many of the streets are paved and buildings erected in oursister state of Missouri on the east out of Kansas brick)--amounts to a. total of six million dollars per annum; the oil wells of Kansas add to the world's wealth one million five hundred thousand dollars per annum; our gas product is of the value of three millions five hundred thousand dollars per annum; and, by the way, the gas of Kansas is warming the cities of this part of Missouri as well as the cities on the north. We also have zinc mines in Kansas that add to the world's wealth two millions of dollars per annum; and in the thirty years of her existence she has added the sum total of fifty three millions of dollars to the world's wealth. We people began mining about thirty years ago, and in a small area of country, but as yet we have not reached the 80-foot level. It has been o'ur boast for years that it is the poor 'man's camp, and we venture the assertion here and defy contradiction, that any poor man that has lived in Galena, who has been sober and industrious has been rewarded for his efforts; that he is in easy circumstances, or has grown rich. But it is no longer a poor man's camp, but now a rich man's field; we have prospected the earth from 80 feet to 500 feet in depth; we have been rewarded for our efforts by the discovery of rich veins of ore at all the levels, but the poor man is no longer able to provide himself with the equipment necessary to proceed further, on account of the large bodies of water encountered below, and we now consider it the rich man's field, and we say to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813804
  • 9781236813800