History of the German Element in the State of Colorado ... (Google eBook)

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German-American historical society of Illinois, 1917 - Germans - 51 pages
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I would really like to be able to find this book complete with the last pages. From what I can tell it should be 51 or 52 pages, and yet this ends in the middle of a sentence on page 49. The printed book that can be ordered from Amazon has the same problem.

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Page 8 - In the same year the first of a long line of petitions to effect the erection of a separate government under the name of the Territory of Jefferson was sent to Washington.
Page 8 - Congress, 1862-63, a bill urging the passing of an enabling act, allowing Colorado to form a constitution, met with defeat. Congress granted this permission the following year but the constitution met the same fate as its predecessor. Finally a convention called in 1865 submitted a constitution that was adopted. This act was confirmed by Congress but was vetoed by President Johnson. Similar bills were revived and defeated periodically during the next decade. On March 3, 1875 an enabling act was passed,...
Page 5 - ... in some kinds of manufacturing work, are producing a notable tendency toward a more general and more efficient use of the power which is to be had in the many streams of the State. The more thorough utilization of the water-power heretofore allowed to run idly away, or left in large part unused, is an important element in the development of the resources of the State. A view of the relief map shows that the streams of the Highlands fall rapidly and afford many sites for power. The streams flowing...
Page 6 - ... have also dispelled the once prevalent belief in the antiquity of the cliff dwellers, the ruins of whose civilization are still to be seen. To no distinct primitive race, but to the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, are assigned the curiously inaccessible stone dwellings in canons and mesas. The earliest authentic exploration in the Colorado territory took place in the period of the Spanish control. France had lost in 1762 the sovereignty over the tract west of the Mississippi known as...
Page 21 - Knights (Ritterschaff) to retain their self-government, being much too wise and liberal not to see that the independent German culture of the Baltic Provinces was far ahead of that of the rest of Russia and, instead of becoming a danger, might serve as a model. By this policy she brought her non-Russian dominions into the right and necessary relation with the empire, while arousing in them an enthusiastic loyalty, which she turned to good account, towards herself and the...
Page 7 - Louisiana purchase stimulated interest in the West. As a result, the expedition of Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike was organized. Zealous explorers had other difficulties to overcome than those resulting from natural causes. A striking example of the discouraging effect of a single unfavorable report was the following. Major Stephen H. Long represented the region extending for a distance of five hundred miles east of the Rocky Mountains as unfit for cultivation and habitation. To this report Bancroft...
Page 42 - Jubilaums-Ausgabe des Colorado Herald, published in 1907, furnishes a complete survey of German journalism in Colorado. The first number of the first German newspaper in the State, Die deutsche Presse des grossen Westens appeared July 16, 1870. Its short life of but three months is attributed to the lack of business qualities in the genial editor, Augustin Knofloch, and in no way to the Germans of the State, whose enthusiasm was great.
Page 6 - Fe to California. To their efforts we owe much of our reliable information concerning the country at that time. In their descriptions they gave a glowing account of the grandeur of the forests and the beauty of the mountains and valleys, passing lightly over the roughness and impassibility of the country. Recent scholars deny the validity of all claims of exploration in Colorado previous to these of the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Page 14 - To review the facts gained in this brief historical outline of the colonization of Colorado we found first that the year 1859, perhaps the most interesting in the history of settlement in Colorado, brought several influencial Germans to this frontier community. The original builder in East Denver...
Page 3 - Wells College, Aurora, NY INTRODUCTION. The plan of the present investigation, carried on during three years' residence in Colorado, and by a subsequent correspondence of fifteen months duration, embraces a brief historical sketch of the Germans in the State, an exposition...

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