The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

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Woodward & Tiernan printing Company, 1896 - Railroads - 224 pages
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Page 15 - ... the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland...
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Page 47 - ... containing fragments of garnet is so abundant, " that a bushel may be panned out in a day." Mr. Chitwood had a fine specimen of blende, (Sulphuret of Zinc) in calcspar, and some delusive masses of pyrite. The village shows an air of thrift indicative of a fertile soil and valuable forests. Nashville, the county seat, is situated near the center of the county, on the north bank of Salt creek, and at the southern foot of Bean Blossom ridge. The valley of the creek is here from a half, to one mile...
Page 38 - Sherman is the county seat and is situated near the center of the county, in the midst of a fine agricultural region.
Page 15 - Salle called the country Louisiana, for Louis XIV. The Spaniards named it New Philippines, in honor of Philip V. San Antonio, the oldest European settlement in Texas, was founded in 1693; Goliad and Nacogdoches in 1717. The foundation of the Alamo was laid in 1744, and was denominated a mission.
Page 15 - This would •jive to each man, woman and child in the United States to-day three acres of land. If as densely populated as New York, it would contain 28,000,000 inhabitants; or if as populous as France, it would contain 45,000,000; or if as populous as Japan, it would contain 65,000,000; or if as populous as Belgium, it would contain 133,000,000. With a...
Page 16 - With a 15 sea-coast line of five hundred miles, it has many localities for admirable harbors, and which will some day serve as the outlets for the enormous trade that must flow to a market from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and other rapidly developing States of the West, into Mexico and the Central and South American countries, and for the entry ports for the return commodities worth annually many hundred millions of dollars.
Page 45 - ... cultivation, and the tillable soils consist of a light gray, or chocolate loam, on a red clay foundation, on the uplands, and a dark, deep loam on the bottoms, each kind being free, fairly productive and very easy of cultivation. The principal water courses are the Sabine river, forming the southern boundary for 25 miles, and Little Cypress bayou, flowing through the northern portion, and emptying into Caddo lake, a large body of fresh water, which for a distance of about 30 wiles is the northern...
Page 103 - County is in the northeastern part of the State and in the second tier of counties south of the Wisconsin boundary.
Page 43 - ... which cross each other in every direction, affording easy means of going to every part of the county. Over all the streams crossed by the roads are strong, and convenient bridges. There are four lines of railroad now in operation, and a fifth one will soon be finished. The Chicago and Northwestern passes through the center of the county, from north to south. The La Crosse Division of the Milwaukee and St. Paul road passes through the southwest part of the county. The Northern Division passes...

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