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" ... miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests and swamps, that conceal all from the eye, no expanse of water is seen, but the width, that is curved out between the outline of woods on either bank ; and it seldom exceeds, and oftener falls short... "
Appleton's northern and eastern traveller's guide - Page 38
by Wellington Williams - 1850
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The History and Geography of the Mississippi Valley: To which ..., Volumes 1-2

Timothy Flint - America - 1832
...over its banks, although the sheet of water, that is making its way to the gulf, is, perhaps thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests...falls short of a mile. But when he sees, in descending the falls of St. Anthony, that it swallows up one river after another, with mouths, as wide as itself...
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The History and Geography of the Mississippi Valley: To which is ..., Volume 1

Timothy Flint - America - 1832
...over its banks, although the sheet of water, that is making ita way to the gulf, is, perhaps thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests...woods on either bank ; and it seldom exceeds, and of tener falls short of a mile. But when he sees, in descending the falls of St. Anthony, that it swallows...
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The eastern and western states of America, Volume 1

James Silk Buckingham - Religion - 1842
...it carries. If it be in the spring, when the river below the mouth of the Ohio is generally over ils banks, although the sheet of water that is making...forests and swamps that conceal all from the eye, no part of the water is seen except the width of the central channel, that is carved out between the outline...
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A History and New Gazetteer: Or Geographical Dictionary, of North America ...

Bishop Davenport - North America - 1843 - 592 pages
...over its banks, although the sheet of water that is making it* way to the gulf is, perhaps, thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests...that is curved out between the outline of woods on cither bank ; and it seldom exceeds, and oftener falls short of a mile. But when he sues, in descending...
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America, Its Realities and Resources: Comprising Important Details ..., Volume 3

Francis Wyse - United States - 1846
...over its banks, although the sheet of water that is making its way to the Gulf is, perhaps, thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests...and oftener falls short of a mile. But when he sees, when descending from the Falls of Saint Anthony, that it swallows up one river after another, with...
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Howitt's Journal of Literature and Popular Progress, Volume 2

Mary Botham Howitt - 1847
...banks, although the she-t of water that is making its way to the gulf is perhaps thirty miles ģide, yet finding its way through deep forests and swamps that conceal all from the eye,no expanse of w^ter is seen but the width that is carved out between the outline of woods on either...
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The Western Pilot: Containing Charts of the Ohio River and of the ...

Samuel Cumings - Mississippi River - 1848 - 144 pages
...over ijs banks, although the sheet of water that is making its way to the gulf, is, perhaps, thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests and swamps, that conceal all from the eye, DO expanse of water is seen, but the width, that is curved out between the outline of woods on either...
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American literature - 1856 - 552 pages
...generally over its hanks, although the sheet of water that is making its way to the gulf is perhaps thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests...woods on either bank ; and it seldom exceeds, and oftencr falls short of a mile. But when he sees, in descending the falls of St. Anthony, that it swallows...
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Recollections of a visit to the United States and British provinces of North ...

Robert Playfair - Canada - 1856 - 266 pages
...generally over its banks, although the sheet of water that is making its way to the gulf be perhaps thirty miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests...no expanse of water is seen, but the width that is carved out, between the outline of woods on either bank, which seldom exceeds, and oftener falls short...
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