Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis, Τόμος 1

Academy of Science of St. Louis, 1860
"Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting," in v. 16.

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Σελίδα 52 - The greater portion of these bones had been more or less burned by fire. The fire had extended but a few feet beyond the space occupied by the animal before its destruction, and there was more than sufficient evidence on the spot that the fire had not been an accidental one, but on the contrary, that it had been kindled by human agency, and according to all appearance, with the design of killing the huge creature which had been found mired in the mud and in an entirely helpless condition.
Σελίδα 111 - It will be impossible to give, in the few pages allotted me in this communication, the results of our meteorological observations. It must suffice to state in general terms, that the extremes of heat and cold are not so great as in some of the best grape-growing regions ; and that the atmosphere in the southern part of the State is •sufficiently dry. The results, in short, present but one very objectionable feature. There are occasional changes of temperature so great and sudden as to prove somewhat...
Σελίδα 112 - Mountains, is in fact a table land varying from 1,000 to 1,500 feet above the ocean. In the west it is sufficiently undulating to be well drained, while in the east it sometimes rises into ridges and knobs of moderate elevation.
Σελίδα 113 - The superior native grapes growing upon this soil, and the success of the vineyards above>-named, prove its adaptation to the vine. Its greatest defect is a capacity to hold and retain an excess of water ; which must be remedied by trenching and a proper admixture of vegetable matter, sand, pebbles, and broken limestone. This labor, however, may be avoided by selecting some of the millions of acres in Southern and Central Missouri, the soils of which are already prepared, as if by design, to invite...
Σελίδα 113 - State ; but they are nevertheless strong and healthy, and produce finer clusters of larger and better grapes. This improvement was particularly observed in the Muscadine, the Northern Fox, and the Summer Grapes. This variety of soil also extends over a large portion of the counties on both sides of the Osage, and over the southern part of Boone, Callaway, Montgomery, and Warren, on the north side of the Missouri, occupying in all an area of some 15,000,000 acres. Of these, at least 5,000,000 acres...
Σελίδα 53 - It seemed that the burning of the victim and the hurling of rocks at it, had not satisfied the destroyers, for I found also among the ashes, bones, and rocks, several arrow-heads, a stone spear-head, and some stone axes, which were taken out in the presence of a number of witnesses, consisting of the people of the neighborhood, attracted by the novelty of the excavation.
Σελίδα 111 - At $1.00 per gallon, which is less than the value, it will give a profit of at least $400 per acre, or of $80,000 on the 200 acres in cultivation. One small vineyard at Hamburg, Mr. Joseph Stuby's, yielded over 1,000 gallons per acre.
Σελίδα 110 - The characters of the two regions under comparison show most conclusively that the excess of moisture in the valleys must be considerable and permanent. These valleys are covered with numerous and extensive lakes and sloughs, and forests of rank growth and vast extent, besides the broad rivers which flow through them ; while the...
Σελίδα 108 - Michx. Summer Grape. This, like the preceding, is found in all parts of the State? and is doubtless the largest of all our vines. It is one of the most striking objects in our magnificent forests. While the stem, like a huge cable...

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