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Identifier: northwestillustr1876chic
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
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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.

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ral smallerones, and the Rock River University, a popular andgrowing college, with a full corps of thoroughlyeducated professors. The business portion of thecity is built on the sides of hills sloping towardsthe river, with the residence portion on the higherhills beyond. It is one of the most sightly andenterprising cities in the West, and bids fair toattain very large proportions. Col. John Dement,who made a national reputation in the BlackHawk War,* still has his home here. In the vicinity of Dixon are many attractive re-sorts and much picturesque scenery, a portion ofwhich we illustrate. A small steamer runs betweenDixon and Grand De Tour, 12 miles, and passesen route many islands and picturesque points ofinterest. Visitors to Dixon will be amply paid bytaking a trip on the river and spending severaldays in its vicinity. The river provides amplefishing grounds, and the fisherman will be abun-dantly repaid by angling in its waters. Gameabounds, the golden plover, upland plover, the

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Dixon, III.—On the Rock River. machine shops with 16 men, Bennett, Thompson &Funks mill with 12 men, Baker & Underwood 42men, a flax and bagging factory 90 men, The GrandDe Tour Plow Works 70 men, Vann & Meanscarriage factory, 15 men, Adams & Davis 20 men, awoolen mill 10 men, a wind mill and pump shop 12men, and Orvis & Co. plow works 75 men. Over0,000 are here invested in manufacturing estab-lishments, operating over 500 men, and paying out inwages over ,000 monthly. Yet with all of thesefactories in active operation, less than one-sixth ofthe water power is used. Large quantities of lime ofa superior quality is made here. The city is wellsupplied with hotels, of which the following are thebest—The Nachusa House, by Major Cheney, for150 guests: The Railroad House, by Person Cheney,with rooms for 100 guests, and a dining room thatcan seat 300 passengers at the dining tables that areso largely patronized by the through passengers ofthe great California ronorthwestillustr1876chic

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