Over the Plains, on the Mountains: Or, Kansas, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains; Agriculturally, Mineralogically and Aesthetically Described

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"Industrial Age" printing Company, 1872 - 262 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 239 - What objects are the fountains Of thy happy strain? What fields, or waves, or mountains? What shapes of sky or plain? What love of thine own kind? What ignorance of pain? With thy clear keen joyance Languor cannot be: Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee: Thou lovest - but ne'er knew love's sad satiety.
Σελίδα 210 - I met Murder on the way — He had a mask like Castlereagh— Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood-hounds followed him...
Σελίδα 155 - In choosing a home for your consumptive, do not mind the average height of the thermometer or its variations; do not trouble yourself about the mean rainfall ; do not be scientific at all, but find out from somebody's journal how many days were fine enough to go out forenoon and afternoon; that is the test you require, and by that you may be confidently guided.
Σελίδα 140 - ... begins to fall in October, and ceases in April, or about the first of May, in the latitude of Denver ; but, as a matter of course, beginning later and ceasing earlier in the southern districts. Although it sometimes, though rarely, reaches a depth of twelve or fourteen inches, yet it passes off almost as rapidly as it comes, seldom remaining longer than twenty-four hours. Even in the valleys which penetrate the first range of mountains in the northern section, this is also the case. Some winters...
Σελίδα 140 - ... southern districts. Although it sometimes, though rarely, reaches a depth of twelve or fourteen inches, yet it passes off almost as rapidly as it comes, seldom remaining longer than twenty-four hours. Even in the valleys which penetrate the first range of mountains in the northern section, this is also the case. Some winters but little snow falls during the entire season. As conclusive evidence of this statement, cattle are herded out during the entire winter in all parts of the Territory, such...
Σελίδα 77 - July 2, 1864, and providing that the Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division, should be authorized to so change the line of its definite location as to connect with the Union Pacific Railroad at a point not more than fifty miles westward from the meridian of Denver in Colorado. The bill further averred that after the passage of this act of July 3, 1866, the Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division, so changed its line of definite location as to make the same extend from its point of...
Σελίδα 225 - Crumbling walls and tottering chimneys of " played out," reduction works. Ponderous, broken, and rusted machinery and curious shaped: furnaces, whose fires have been extinguished for years, meet the eye everywhere and chill the hearts of capitalists anxious to invest in the rich mines of these mountains. The fact that mining has survived these terrible trials and disasters is proof of its inherent vitality in. Colorado, and a pledge of its future prosperity.
Σελίδα 140 - ... first range of mountains in the northern section, this is also the case. Some winters but little snow falls during the entire season. As conclusive evidence of this statement, cattle are herded out during the entire winter in all parts of the Territory, such a thing as preparation for winter-feeding being almost wholly unknown. And yet in the spring they will come out in as good order as those of the States which have been housed and fed day by day. The Mexican horses or bronchos will also winter...
Σελίδα 149 - It is convenient to coal both at Erie and Boulder; is supplied with lumber from the mountains, and is well watered.

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