Resources of Kansas: Fifteen Years Experience

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The author, 1871 - 287 pages
According to the preface, this volume was to be used "to anticipate and answer many of the questions which would be asked by persons contemplating a removal from some other region to Kansas". A total of 41 black and white illustrations through the text. Material on the land, soils, rivers, geology, cattle raising and trade, sheep and mule raising, towns, taxes, railroads. Inscribed in pencil on the title-page, "With respects of the author". According to Dary, the book was issued in 10000 copies, used as a promotional piece, and paid for by the legislature.

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Page 181 - As between grantor and grantee of any land, where there is no express agreement as to which shall pay the taxes that may be assessed thereon, if such land is conveyed between the first day of March...
Page 3 - I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea. The rudiments of empire here Are plastic yet and warm ; The chaos of a mighty world Is rounding into form...
Page 81 - ... in nearly equal • quantities and strength in all parts of the marsh, and can be obtained by boring a few feet, or digging pits. No definite salt spring shows itself at the surface, but the supply must come from numerous points below, though coming from one great central reservoir or salt bed. According to the observations of Mr. JG Tuthill, who lives near, and has made borings in over one hundred different places, to a depth of twenty or thirty feet, there is a very uniform supply and strength...
Page 196 - Surveyors-General are especially enjoined in all cases to state explicitly in their letters furnishing estimates to applicants, that the payment of the amount required for the survey will not give the depositor any priority of claim or right to purchase the land, or in any manner affect the claim or claims of any party or parties thereto; and that, when surveyed, it will be subject to the same laws and regulations in relation to the disposition thereof that other public lands are.
Page 83 - Having shown that these deposits are found in the true salt bearing geological formations, as developed in this country and in Europe, and having proved that the strength of the brines is entirely satisfactory. Prof. Mudge proceeds as follows : " The analysis of the salt and brine from the Tuthill marsh, made by Prof. CF Chandler, of the School of Mines, Columbia College, New York, is as follows : Urine Brine, 1 Salt.
Page 193 - Whenever bearing trees are not found, MOUNDS of earth, or stone, are to be raised around posts on which the corners are to be marked in the manner aforesaid. Wherever a mound of earth is adopted, the same...
Page 194 - The north boundary and south boundary of any one section, except in the extreme western tier, are to be within one hundred links of equal length. 4. The meanders within each fractional section, or between any two meander posts, or of a pond or island in the interior of a section, must close within one chain and fifty links.
Page 199 - That the person applying for the benefit of this act shall, upon application to the register of the land office in which he or she is about to make such entry, make affidavit before the said register...
Page 82 - ... a boring made at random. It was found at four feet from the surface. The density, by the salometer, was 24 (6.6 Baume or specific gravity of 1.0421). with the thermometer at 60. This should give a bushel of salt for one hundred and thirty gallons of the water (not counting impurities), which is three times the strength of the ocean. It was taken at our second visit, immediately after a heavy rain, which must have diluted the brine. Hay inspected this marsh about 25 years later and found that...
Page 199 - Where the applicant has made actual settlement on the land he desires to enter, but is prevented by reason of bodily infirmity, distance, or other good cause, from personal attendance at the District Land Office, the affidavit may be made before the clerk of the court for the county within which the land is situated.

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