Colorado: A Summer Trip (Classic Reprint)

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As I recrossed the Kaw in order to take the. Train to TO peka, I felt that my stay in Lawrence had been too short. The day was warm and cloudless, with a delightful prairie breeze, and the softly tinted dells beyond the Wakarusa invited excursions. The main street of the town began to swarm with farmers' wagons, pouring in from the rich coun try to the south; the mechanics were at work upon new buildings in all directions; the vans of the windmill on the bluff were whirling merrily, and all sights and sounds Spoke of cheerful occupation. Fortunately, the people of Lawrence do not expect their place to become the greatest town in the West, sir! So they are tolerably sure of a steady and healthy growth for a good many years to come.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Colorado: A Summer Trip In the United States, railroads avoid the finest scenery, the best agricultural regions. This is especially the case in the West, where settlement followed the rivers and the Old emigrant roads, forming belts of tolerably thorough cultivation, between which the country even in Indiana and Ohio - is still comparatively rude. It is only within a few years that railroads have begun to lead, instead of follow settlement, and the line may soon be drawn beyond which they will represent the most rapid growth and the best cultivation. This re?ection was suggested to me while observing the country opened to the traveller s view by the Pacific Rail road, between St. Louis and Jefferson City. There are but three points which are at all picturesque, the wooded and rocky banks of the sparkling Meramec, and the mouths of the beautiful Gasconade and Osage Rivers, and none which exhibit much more than the primitive stage of agriculture. Yet the upland region, a few miles south of the line of the road, is, I am told, rich, well farmed, and lovely to look upon. Even when one reaches the Missouri, there is little in that ugliest of all rivers to divert one s attention. A single picture of the swift tide of liquid yellow mud, with its dull green wall of cotton-wood trees beyond, is equivalent to a panorama of the whole stream. For the seventy or eighty miles during which we skirted it, the turbid surface was unrelieved by a sail, unbroken by the paddles of a single steamer. Deserted, monotonous, hideous, treacherous, with its forever-shifting sands and snags, it almost seems to re pel settlement, even as it repels poetry and art. I travelled as far as Jefferson City in worshipful society, five handcuffed burglars, three of whom had been Mor gan s guerrillas. One of them, in utter Opposition to all theories of physiognomy, strongly resembled a noted re former. As the other passengers, in referring to incidents of the war, always said Rebels instead of Confeder ates, I inferred that their political condition was healthy. Emigration is still rapidly pouring into the State, and, as a young man from one of the way-stations said, If we were only all Black Republicans, we d soon have the first State in the West. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781332114474

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Colorado: A Summer Trip In the United States, railroads avoid the finest scenery, the best agricultural regions. This is especially the case in the West, where settlement followed the rivers and the Old emigrant roads, forming belts of tolerably thorough cultivation, between which the country even in Indiana and Ohio - is still comparatively rude. It is only within a few years that railroads have begun to lead, instead of follow settlement, and the line may soon be drawn beyond which they will represent the most rapid growth and the best cultivation. This re?ection was suggested to me while observing the country opened to the traveller s view by the Pacific Rail road, between St. Louis and Jefferson City. There are but three points which are at all picturesque, the wooded and rocky banks of the sparkling Meramec, and the mouths of the beautiful Gasconade and Osage Rivers, and none which exhibit much more than the primitive stage of agriculture. Yet the upland region, a few miles south of the line of the road, is, I am told, rich, well farmed, and lovely to look upon. Even when one reaches the Missouri, there is little in that ugliest of all rivers to divert one s attention. A single picture of the swift tide of liquid yellow mud, with its dull green wall of cotton-wood trees beyond, is equivalent to a panorama of the whole stream. For the seventy or eighty miles during which we skirted it, the turbid surface was unrelieved by a sail, unbroken by the paddles of a single steamer. Deserted, monotonous, hideous, treacherous, with its forever-shifting sands and snags, it almost seems to re pel settlement, even as it repels poetry and art. I travelled as far as Jefferson City in worshipful society, five handcuffed burglars, three of whom had been Mor gan s guerrillas. One of them, in utter Opposition to all theories of physiognomy, strongly resembled a noted re former. As the other passengers, in referring to incidents of the war, always said Rebels instead of Confeder ates, I inferred that their political condition was healthy. Emigration is still rapidly pouring into the State, and, as a young man from one of the way-stations said, If we were only all Black Republicans, we d soon have the first State in the West. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781332114474

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