Progressive Men of Western Colorado ...

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A. W. Bowen & Company, 1905 - Colorado - 876 pages
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Page 256 - He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is the benefactor of mankind ; but he who obscurely worked to find the laws of such growth is the intellectual superior as well as the greater benefactor of the two.
Page 711 - But this power can solve the problem successfully, cause this desert to blossom as the rose, and dot its hillsides and valleys with prosperous, happy homes. ITS MAGNITUDE. Nearly one-half the total area of the United States lies in the arid and subhumid district, all of which needs irrigation for successful agriculture. The district is composed of the following seventeen states and territories: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Indian Territory, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New...
Page 3 - Every biographical sketch in the work has been submitted to the party interested for approval and correction, and therefore any error of fact, if there be any, is solely due to the person for whom the sketch was prepared.
Page 197 - Ashland." His fortune grew with his popularity as a lawyer and advocate, and in 1803 he was elected a member of the lower house of the state legislature...
Page 18 - Pa. , in the class of 1882, and taught school for six years; deciding upon the profession of the law, he entered the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and...
Page 38 - Civil war, was a democrat in politics, and both he and his wife were...
Page 364 - There is, even on this side of the grave, a haven where the storms of life break not, or are felt but in gentle undulations of the unrippled and mirroring waters ; an oasis, not in the desert, but beyond it ; a rest, profound and blissful as that of the soldier returned...
Page 546 - Romans, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Page 694 - Free and Accepted Masons, the Knights of Pythias, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Woodmen, the Improved Order of Red Men, the Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan.
Page 632 - There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best places. A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees the possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates, as fast as the sun breeds clouds.

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