The Virginias; A Mining, Industrial and Scientific Journal, Devoted to the Development of Virginia and West Virginia Volume 3

The Virginias; A Mining, Industrial and Scientific Journal, Devoted to the Development of Virginia and West Virginia Volume 3

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...in the counties of Grant and Tucker, it is bounded on the west by the Backbone mountain, on the east by the Allegany mountain, on the north by the Potomac river and on the south by Red creek and Dry fork of Cheat river. It is 25 miles long, and has a superficial area of 025 square miles. Not a ton of coal has been shipped troirj there. I have put in 60 openings in this coal field, some on the Backbone, some on the Allegany mountain, some on the Potomac river on the north and on Red run on the south. The veins average in thickness from 4" to 11' 2'. Respectfully yours, Westernport, Md., June 3, 1882. Owen Riordan. The Live Stock Statistics of the Virginias for 1880 appear as follows in Census bulletin 283 that has just come to hand. The percentages of increase in 1S80 over 1870 are also given: Virginia. West Virginia. U. States No. Horses... 218,838 Mules & asses 33,598 Working oxen 54,709 Milch cows. 243,061 Other cattle. 388,414 Sheep.... 497,289 Swine.... 956,451 In Virginia the rate of increase in the production of Indian corn, 1870-1880, was 05 per cent, and that of population was 23 per cent; so the proportionate increase of all kinds of live stock except working oxen was much greater than that of population. The per cent ot increaso in horses shows that they are taking the place of working oxen. In West Virginia the rate of increase in the production 01 Indian corn, 1870-1880, was 72 per cent and that of population was 45 per cent, so the increase of stock was much great; or (in some cases two or three times as much) than that of' population, except in horses, working oxen, and sheep. The working oxen, as the minus sign indicates, were 33 per cent fewer in 1880 than they were in 1870. ALARGE TRACT OF MINERAL AND GRAZING LAND IN...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123664333X
  • 9781236643339