History of the Northern Pacific Railroad (Google eBook)

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883 - Railroads - 437 pages
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Contents

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Page 43 - Albany; and probably the time may not be far distant when trips will be made across the continent as they have been made to the Niagara Falls, to see Nature's wonders.
Page 21 - Of courage undaunted, possessing a firmness and perseverance of purpose which nothing but impossibilities could divert from its direction; careful as a father of those committed to his charge, yet steady in the maintenance of order and discipline; intimate with the Indian character, customs, and principles; habituated to the hunting life; guarded, by exact observation of the vegetables and animals of his own country, against losing time in the description of objects already possessed; honest, disinterested,...
Page 22 - The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, and such principal streams of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregan, Colorado, or any other river, may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across the continent, for the purposes of commerce.
Page 115 - Holman offered an amendment, requiring the company to transport the troops and property of the United States free of charge.
Page 115 - AN ACT granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Lake Superior to Puget Sound, on the Pacific coast, by the Northern route.
Page 15 - At eight AM, being a little to windward of the entrance of the Harbor, bore away, and run in east-north-east between the breakers, having from five to seven fathoms of water. When we were over the bar, we found this to be a large river of fresh water, up which we steered.
Page 35 - There was no stint of generous wine, for it was a harddrinking period, a time of loyal toasts, and bacchanalian songs, and brimming bumpers. While the chiefs thus revelled in hall, and made the rafters resound with bursts of loyalty and old Scottish songs...
Page 34 - ... looked up to the assemblage with awe, as to the house of lords. There was a vast deal of solemn deliberation, and hard Scottish reasoning, with an occasional swell of pompous declamation. These grave and weighty councils were alternated by huge feasts and revels, like some of the old feasts described in Highland castles. The tables in the great banqueting room groanc?d under the weight of game of all kinds ; of venison from the woods, and fish from the lakes, with hunters' delicacies, such as...
Page 117 - SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That all people of the United States shall have the right to subscribe to the stock...
Page 15 - ... we found this to be a large river of fresh water, up which we steered. Many canoes came alongside. At one, PM, came to with the small bower, in ten fathoms, black and white sand.

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