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The Indiana gazetteer, or, Topographical dictionary


The Indiana gazetteer, or, Topographical dictionary

2.5 (1961)

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    John Scott
Excerpt from book: PREFACE- THE undersigned having purchased the copy right of Mr, John Scott's Gazetteer ,now present to the public a new edition, much enlarged and improved. The former edition was published at a time when a great portion of the State was unsettled, and but imperfectly known, and when correct topographical information could not be obtained. Since that time, the great increase of population, the extension of settlements, the establishment of new counties and towns, and the general improvement of the country have been such, that many places then unknown have risen into notice, and some have become objects of interest to the enterprising emigrant. Even in the earlier settled and more densely populated parts of the State, internal changes and improvements have been so rapid and various that the descriptions of towns and settlements, which were correct seven years ago, are far otherwise at present. The State is rapidly rising into importance, and advancing in literature, science, and internal improvements, and must, at a period not far distant, occupy an important station among the members of the Union. Frequent and earnest inquiries are made by the citizens of our sister States, as well as by foreigners, respecting the climate, soil, and local advantages of Indiana. To answer such inquiries, and at the same time to enable our own citizens duly to appreciate the natural and acquired advantages which they possess, are the primary objects of this publication. In the former edition, from the circumstances already noticed, many errors and imperfections were found toexist Great care has been taken and much labour has been bestowed by the publishers, in this edition, to correct those errors and sup- ply those defects and imperfections. It has been their earnest endeavour to facilitat...   show more
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