Western Portraiture, And Emigrants' Guide; A Description Of Wisconsin, Illinois, And Iowa With…

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byDaniel S. Curtiss

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...of the notable Gulliver's nose, his great tearful eyes, no doubt, presented to the dwarf something the appearance of these glistening lakes to the passer-by. The soil in this immediate vicinity is good, though not of the best quality; while the timber is convenient but light. Still, there are several fine farms and pleasant dwellings on the borders of the Twin lakes. Population of this county, 20,000; dwellings, 3,409; farms, 1,743; manufactories, 78. The country between this county and Madison is a delightful one for residences. The county-seat is Waukesha, which contains about 2,400 population. It is a very handsomely improved village, situated on the Pishtaka river, in the border of a rich prairie; and contains many excellent buildings. It has railroad communication with the Lake, at Milwaukee. The stage route from this place to Madison is an unusually pleasant one--through diversified and highly romantic scenery--groves, prairies, lakes, and rippling streamlets, alternating at short distances, with occasional rugged rocky bluffs, which, in this level, gently sloping region, amount almost to little mountains, as you wind along the river valleys at their base. Troy and Springfield are other pleasant towns in this county. There is still considerable good government land for sale, on this route, on which pleasant and productive farms may be made. Walworth county lies south of Waukesha, and west of Eacine, occupying the elevation which divides the waters that fall east to the lake, and those which empty into Rock river on the west. It is an excellent county of land in which the prairie predominates, though there is a fair share of timber, and plenty of water from both lakes and rivers. This county is highly cultivated by an intelligent and forehanded communi...

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...of the notable Gulliver's nose, his great tearful eyes, no doubt, presented to the dwarf something the appearance of these glist...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217654568

ISBN - 13:9780217654562

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