Marvels of the New West: A Vivid Portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the Vast Wonderland West of the Missouri River ...

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Henry Bill Publishing Company, 1887 - West (U.S.) - 715 pages
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Contents

High School Building Omaha 33
330
The Kamm Block
336
Thrift Hotel Business Blocks House of Worship Sem
337
Business Boom View of City CourtHouse
343
Central School Building
349
Early History SchoolHouse
350
Union Depot
358
GROWTH OF COLONIES
367
The Antlers Location and Description of the Town
389
THE MORMON SETTLEMENT
404
IV
429
Immense Fortunes realized
435
Stumbling upon Mines
442
Gulch Mining
449
Weights Values and Measurements
456
Smelting
462
Prof1ts of M1n1ng
478
Richest Mines in California
487
Dakota and its Richest Mines
493
Its Harvest of Silver The Famous Comstock Lode and
500
Wealth of its Gold and Silver Mines Rich Iron Mines
506
Product of Precious Metals in the New West
512
Gems
520
V
535
How to get one Cattle on the Range
541
Estimate by Dakota Editor Hayes Fosset
547
What it is and where Citizen joining the Roundup
568
Extent of the Business Estimate of Profits
594
A Woman on a Cattle Ranch
608
John H Iliff Jared L Brush Charles Lux R G Head
616
VI
628
How a Farm of 30000 Acres is plowed
637
The Hub The Geographical Centre Corn is King Sound
649
Originates Arbor Day Generous Laws Her Example
658
An Empire Exhibit at New Orleans Words of E V Smalley
671
Its Great Resources How 300000 Acres are opened to Settlers
678
California Farm House
683
Bee Culture
691
Its Agricultural Domain Marvellous Parks Testimony
695
Logging near Olympia
701
Its Advantage Remarks of a Writer Ditch in Kansas
707
The New West as it was 220
714
What we have seen God in this History Why Pilgrims landed on
715
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