The Great West; Containing Narratives Of The Most Important And Interesting Events In Western…

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byHenry Howe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Omaha lies southeast of Omaha City, it has been laid out only a few months, and is quite a small town. Fontenelle, the county seat of Dodge county, is handsomely located on the east bank of the Elkhorn, and is the largest inland town in the Territory. V KANSAS. The Territory of Kansas extends from the thirty-seventh degree of north latitude to forty degrees north, and from the west boundary of Missouri to the crest of the Rocky Mountains. Area 122,000 square miles. A few years ago this territory was unexplored, and laid down on the maps as the Great American Desert. When California became part of the dominions of the United States, and gold was found in the beds of her rivers and the bosom of her soil, thousands flocked thither from all parts of the country. Thousands reached the goal of their hopes by a long passage around the Horn; some by a slow, vexatious crossing of the Isthmus; but thousands more took the overland route from the Missouri to the Pacific. This newly-opened highway led directly through the Indian Territory, known as the "Great American Desert;" and many a one, looking upon its unrivaled and evervarying scenes of beauty, as his route for days lay over its beautiful rolling prairies, decked with the loveliest flowers in every shade of coloring, or canopied under the noble trees by the bank of some clear swiftly-flowing stream, felt strong desires for a home where he could sit under his own vine and fig tree in a land like this; and many resolved to find here such a home when the land should be thrown open to settlement. The face of the country is exceedingly beautiful. The broad expansive prairies, stretching away as far as the eye can reach, are gently undulating or abruptly rolling, and consequently are never lonely and wearisome; an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Omaha lies southeast of Omaha City, it has been laid out only a few months, and is quite a small town. Fontenelle, the count...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.52 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217798535

ISBN - 13:9780217798532

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