Valley of the Upper Wabash, Indiana: With Hints on Its Agricultural Advantages ; Plan of a Dwelling, Estimates of Cultivation, and Notices of Labor-saving Machines

Pratt, Robinson and Company, 1838 - 175 páginas

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Página v - To measure its extent by well-known objects, it is fifteen times as large as that part of the State of New York, west of the county of Oneida — nearly twice as large as the kingdom of France — and about six times as extensive as the whole of England. It contains 180,000,000 of acres of arable land, a large portion of which is of surpassing fertility.
Página 139 - ... sea-board. The undaunted resolution of this energetic race of men is strikingly evinced by the fact, that the cost of the works which they have thus undertaken, (and most of which are in actual progress) will exceed fortyeight millions of dollars — a sum far exceeding all that New York, with two millions of inhabitants, and two hundred years of accumulated wealth, has ever attempted.
Página vii - In the brief period of twenty-one years, such has been the influx of population into this great district, that Ohio, the eldest member in this brotherhood of nations, now numbers 1,400,000 inhabitants, Indiana upwards of 600,000, Illinois and Michigan, (both of whom have organized their governments and come into the Union) 700,000 ; while west of Lake Michigan, not only is Wisconsin rapidly rising, but even beyond the upper Mississippi, 30,000 citizens have already laid the foundations of yet another...
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Página 7 - It is well known to geologists, that that soil is the most productive, which has been derived from the destruction of the greatest variety of different rocks; for thus only is produced the due mixture of gravel, sand, clay, and limestone, necessary to form a good medium, for the retention and transmission of nutritive fluids, be they liquid or aeriform, to the roots of plants.

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