Statistical Report Volume 1882

Statistical Report Volume 1882

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...for the shambles, the animals often pausing on the way to be fattened by corn from the rich fields of Iowa and Illinois. A drive of ten thousand head from the West and South is not an uncommon affair. The cattle interest has kept even pace with the advancing civilization in the world's history, and more emphatically so in our own country, where noble ambitions and princely fortunes have been allied with the more humble devotees of improved stock and pure bloods. Railway extension has broadened the vision of the herdsman, who has recognized their utility, and the corporations themselves have a direct interest in the expansion and profits of our animal industry. An increased home consumption of beef, our proven ability to compete with profit in the markets of the world and to supply the demand, give high promise of stability and rational indulgence in great expectations. IOWA AND THE CENSUS. I may name with an apostrophe the proud mention of the State of my adoption. Unrivaled in substantial gains and a fitting example of progress, she points the way for the ambitious and intelligent of other States, perchance inviting comparisons, whereby the truth may become more apparent. Older States have a history, written by their own children. Ours has not reached that eminence, being but a youthful member of the family of States. Nor have her citizens been able to compete for the best animals and purest bloods, but they are entering upon a new era befitting a State thirty-five years in the Union, when the true confession is--a paradise of financial mediocrities, meaning none sordidly rich and few wretchedly poor. Neither the South nor the East supply their own demand for butter and beef. King Cotton reigns in one section; the artisan and the forge...
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960505
  • 9781236960504