Sketch of a Railway Judiciously Constructed Between Desirable Points

Sketch of a Railway Judiciously Constructed Between Desirable Points : Exemplified by a Map and an Appendix of Facts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Sketch of a Railway Judiciously Constructed Between Desirable Points: Exemplified by a Map and an Appendix of Facts The annexed map by showing the naked outlines of the arti ficial means by which Pennsylvania is enabled to vent the pro ducts of her agriculture and of her coal and her iron mines, will present them in their relations of one with the other, more distinctly to the reader, and as regards the canals he will there find the loss from a want of uniformity of size, to be but too apparent. The belt of country embraced in this map, is per haps more favored than any other in the United States, with these main springs to production and consumption. The strides which steam power is making in all directions cannot be unperceived. It is bringing the whole world into nearer and kindlier contact, and among ourselves, is the most effectual destroyer of sectional differences, and seems special ly sent, in its application first on rivers and subsequently on railways, to disappoint the fondly cherished hopes of the en emies of human freedom and progress, that our institutions are but a rope of sand. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243160151
  • 9780243160150