Statistics and Information Concerning the State of Missouri and Its Cheap Farming Lands, the Grazing and Dairy Region, ... and Limitless Opportunities for Labor and Capital: With Compliments of the General Passenger Department of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co

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Press of Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, 1889 - 110 頁

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第 31 頁 - ... Mining has been longest carried on in this district, and the aggregate of the production has been very great, although the work has been chiefly surface mining. MineLa-Motte, in this district, was discovered in 1720, by Francis Renault and M. LaMotte, and has been worked more or less ever since. II. The Central Lead District, comprises, as far as known, the counties of Cole, Cooper, Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Benton, Maries, Camden
第 59 頁 - Neither the general assembly nor any county, city, town, township, school district or other municipal corporation shall ever make an appropriation, or pay from any public fund whatever, anything in aid of any religious creed, church or sectarian purpose, or to help to support or sustain any private or public school, academy, seminary, college, university or other institution of learning, controlled by any religious creed, church or sectarian denomination whatever...
第 6 頁 - ... burr oak and sycamore grow still larger. Prairie grasses, on the crowfoot lands, grow very rank and tall, and by the old settlers were said to entirely conceal herds of cattle from the view. The elm lands, are scarcely inferior to the hackberry lands, and possess very nearly the same growth of other timber. The soil has about the same properties, except that the sand is finer and the clay more abundant The same quality of soil appears in the prairie known as the resin-weed lands. Next in order...
第 28 頁 - Clark, Lewis, Shelby, Monroe, Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Pettis, Henry, St. Clair, Bates, Vernon and Barton, into the Indian Territory, and every county northwest of this line is known to contain more or less coal.
第 28 頁 - ... that coal existed in many counties of the state ; but there was no definite knowledge of the continuation of workable beds over any considerable areas; but since the geological survey commenced, the southeastern outcrop of the coal measures has been traced from the mouth of the Des Moines, through Clark, Lewis, Shelby, Monroe, Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Pettis, Henry, St. Clair, Bates, Vernon and Barton, into the Indian territory; and every county on the northwest of...
第 5 頁 - ... productiveness. Upon these lands also grow elm, wild cherry, honey locust, hickory, white, black, burr and chestnut oaks, black and white walnut, mulberry, linden, ash, poplar, catalpa, sassafras and maple. The prairie soils of about the same quality, if not identical, are known as crow foot lands, so called from a species of weed found upon them, and these two soils generally join each other where the timber and prairie lands meet. Both rest upon a bed of fine silicious marls. They cover more...
第 73 頁 - ... in southeast Missouri. The area subject to occasional overflow has been reduced half within a few years by mill men cleaning the river of 'rafts' and when an inexpensive system of ditching is introduced it will all be tillable. It is as easily drained as were the prairies of Illinois and Indiana. In every instance where the clearings have been extended across the slashes the water has disappeared and the land has become safely tillable. The bottom lands are loose and easy of cultivation and can...
第 52 頁 - ... their exploits with the gun. As civilization and population advanced westward their numbers decreased, yet Missouri is still furnishing a very large proportion of the game for the markets of all the large cities of the United States. Even London receives large shipments, every winter, from St. Louis. From October 1st to February 1st, of every year, there is not an express car arriving in St. Louis which does not bring large consignments of game. The quantity is enormous, and far beyond the knowledge...
第 43 頁 - ... incurred by the people in voting bonds to railroads, or other enterprises in which they may feel a friendly interest, but in aiding which, too generally, so many western communities have burdened themselves and their posterity with debts and taxation that are grevious to be borne. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION. The laws of Missouri reserve from execution, in the hands of every head of a family living in the country, a homestead, consisting of one hundred and sixty (160) acres of land, not exceeding $1,500...
第 27 頁 - Blue grass is indigenous in Missouri. When the timber is removed it springs up spontaneously on the land, and, when the prairie is reclaimed, it soon takes possession and supersedes all other grasses. This famous grass is the foundation on which the mighty stock industry of Kentucky* has been built, and has given a world-renowned reputation to its fine blood horses, cattle and sheep. The combing-wool sheep and the fine mutton breeds have obtained a national reputation for wool and mutton in that...

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