On the Ohio

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Dodd, Mead, 1919 - Ohio River - 300 pages

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Page 109 - I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
Page 237 - Portsmouth — are something of a joke, too; for all of seven miles separate them. Another thing that is worthy of note is the fact that the " little " is always the upstream one! This would indicate that the first white men who explored the region hereabout journeyed down the Ohio, saw a stream, named it, went on a little farther, found a little larger one, and, lacking river-naming talent, simply tacked on the "big" to it and the "little" to the other— and let it go at that.
Page 265 - The faithful old craft, then in her youth as it were, had carried the wounded troop-i-264-i ers to safety from the historic battlefield where General Custer won his famous fight with the Indians of the upper Missouri. When the story was finished, we told the old pilot that we thought
Page 247 - was her name — he tried somethin' new. It was a little deckhouse just behind the pilot — the idea being to provide more sleeping room for passengers. Well, he didn't know what to name the new contraption; but it so happened that the boat went into commission on the very day the State of Texas was admitted into the Union; so the new cabin was named the
Page 246 - You see, in the early days o' steamboatin' all the cabins was named after States — that's where the name ' stateroom ' comes from, see? Well, there was a bright young feller in the Mississippi country who had designed some right speedy boats, so when he got -i-246-ia contract to build an extra smart and fancy packet — the ' Kate Barnesdale ' was her name — he tried somethin
Page 60 - At The Foot Of This Street Gen. Geo. Rogers Clark And Followers Landed In 1778 On Their Way To Ft. Massac, Kaskaskia And Vincennes On the sidewalk at the other and lower end of the park, they were shown another tablet, which informed a later generation that, At This Point Gen. US Grant Stood And Read His Proclamation To The South Sept. 6, 1861 " Oh, I shall never forget the history I have learned here — and it was acquired so gaily.

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