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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.
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on the higherbluffs. The poor farmand almshouse of Clin-ton county adjoin the vil- -=lage. The village has one ^f^school, three churches,two flour mills, and onehotel, The Sherman House, Stephenson Countythat can accommodate fifty guests. Goose Lake, 3 port» •* miles southeast, is a great resort for sportsmen;geese, ducks and brant being very abundant. Deepriver (well named, as it is over 15 feet deep) hasrecently been, by the State Fish Commissioner,stocked with young California salmon. Along theriver, Indian mounds and the remains of ancientmining operations are found. Delmar, 171 miles from Chicago, is at the junc-tion of the Davenport & St. Paul R. R, and hasabout 600 inhabitants, one school, one church,(Methodist), a public hall and library, one news-paper, and two hotels—The Junction, and TheRiggs. Maquoketa river is 4 miles, and large andvaluable stone quarries %% miles distant. Maquoketa, 176 miles from Chicago, is thecounty seat of Jackson county,which was organized
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in 1847, and now has 24,000 population. The cityhas 3,000 inhabitants, is built on both sides of theMaquoketa river, and on the edge of the largestbody of timber there is in the State of Iowa (hencethey call this the timber city.) Before the rail-road was built here, steamers ran from the Missis-sippi river to this point. The city is picturesquelylocated on high bluffs, and has fine, wide, wellpaved streets. Considerable manufacturing is car-ried on in the lines of furniture, agricultural imple-ments, and other articles, in which wood is largelyused. The city has one school house that cost,000, and several cheaper ones, six hotels, a finecounty court house, four flour mills, two woolenmills, a tannery, three banks, four churches, and alarge number of fine business houses. Two medici-nal springs within the city limits have large localrepute. Two miles off is an Indian burial ground.The business of this city for 1875 showed overthirty-three per cent, increase over 1874. Nashville, 18
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