Transactions of the Iowa State Horticultural Society for Volume 17

Transactions of the Iowa State Horticultural Society for Volume 17

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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: ...subjects pertaining to literature and art, but no time can be given to the simplest facts connected with the air we breathe; with its associate forces and phenomena; or the soil beneath us, with its modifications and products. Under existing laws the principal of these schools can introduce the needed changes, if he chooses to do so. Mr. Foster: The idea is ridiculous that we need a change in the law regulating our common school system to permit a common sense system of teaching. Motion to introduce in teachers' institutes failed to pass. Prof. I-linrichs introduced the following: 'Resolved, That we recommend that horticulture be taught in the normal schools of the State as one of the leading branches of study. Passed. The following was now read. MY ARTIFICIAL SPRING HOUSE. BY H. C. RAYMOND. To speak of the failure of one's pet scheme, which to the mind which evolved it was to be a perfect success, is not a pleasant task; nevertheless, as I promised one year ago to write about my artificial spring house, which was then an untried experiment, I may well note my experience, that others may profit by my errors of judgment and avoid a like disappointment. In the fall of 1881 I constructed a building adjoining my dwelling, to be devoted to storing a winter's supply of dry wood, a sufficient amount of hard coal for one heating stove, a year's supply of ice for domestic uses, and a refrigerator in which to keep milk, butter, meat, and canned fruits, and such other articles as were desirable to keep cool. The building is twelve by twenty-eight feet, nine-foot studding. The ice room, eleven feet square inside, occupies the north end; ad joining this on the south and on the east side of the building is the...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788656
  • 9781236788658