Kalamazoo County directory: with a history of the county from its earliest settlement ... (Google eBook)

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J. M. Thomas, 1869 - Kalamazoo County (Mich.) - 374 pages
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Page 24 - ... presented above. It is, that they are covered with primitive forests, in no way distinguishable from those which surround them, in places where it is probable no clearings were ever made. Some of the trees of these forests have a positive antiquity of from six to eight hundred years.
Page 78 - Ronde, to act on the following articles, viz. : " 1. To choose a moderator to preside in said meeting;
Page 34 - Mr. Bronson has agreed to lay out a village, and place upon the proper records a plan or map thereof, duly acknowledged, with the following pieces of land, properly marked and set apart in said map or plan, for public use : One square of sixteen rods for the...
Page 92 - ... ends ; Then rushing on, as if with maddened ire, Laps the whole plain in one broad sheet of fire ! The plover, screaming, seeks some distant fen ; The flying deer scarce reach the wooded glen. By slow degrees at length the flames decay, Flashing now here, now there, and die away. Lo, now the scene ! the whole vast plain outspread Black as the pall that shrouds the coffined dead ! No tree, no shrub, no living thing is seen ; No blade of russet grass or springing green. Black desolation broods...
Page 34 - One square of sixteen rods for the court house; one square of sixteen rods for a jail; one square of sixteen rods for an academy; one square of eight rods for common schools; one square of two acres for a public burial ground, and four squares of eight rods each for the first four religious denominations that become incorporated in said village agreeable to the statute of the Territory.
Page 23 - The features common to all are elementary, and identify them as appertaining to a single grand system, owing its origin to a family of men, moving in the same general direction, acting under common impulses, and influenced by similar causes.
Page 91 - In gayer colors still allured the eye. I, too, beheld, what well might awe inspire, Pass o'er thy face the annual scourge of fire ! In early spring, when the returning sun To dry the storm-drenched earth had now begun, And the light winds had lifted, dry and sere, The faded produce of the former year, Some roving hunter's hand the torch applies, And quick around the darting flames arise; Before the wind they leap and flash on high, And rise in lurid columns to the sky. Wide and more wide the flaming...
Page 34 - Court House; one square of sixteen rods for a Jail; one square of sixteen rods for an Academy; one square of eight rods for Common Schools; one square of two acres for a public burial ground; four squares, of eight rods each, for the four first religious denominations that become incorporated in said village, agreeably to the statute of the Territory.
Page 23 - ... government, seems very well sustained by the great uniformity which the ancient remains display, not only as regards position and form, but in respect also to those minor particulars, which, not less than more obvious and imposing features, assist us in arriving at correct conclusions. This opinion can be in no way affected, whether we assume that the ancient race was at one time diffused over the entire valley, or that it migrated slowly from one portion of it to the other, under the pressure...
Page 19 - A multitude of lakes spangle its surface the remains, no doubt, of a vast sea that once covered the whole country, extending north from the Gulf of Mexico, and perhaps reaching to Hudson's bay. These lakes constitute the prominent feature of the country, and are the reservoirs of many of the more remote sources, both of...

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