Harper's New York and Erie Rail-road Guide Book: Containing a Description of the Scenery, Rivers, Towns, Villages, and Most Important Works on the Road ; with One Hundred and Thirty-six Engravings by Lossing and Barritt, from Original Sketches Made Expressly for this Work by William Macleod

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Harper & Brothers, 1851 - 173 Seiten
 

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Seite 10 - Works, a distance of about twenty miles ; and should have cut away the limbs of the trees, so high up as to allow a carriage, with a calash top, to pass. That was the commencement of the internal-improvement system in the state of New York ; which, after the lapse of more than one hundred and twenty years, has proceeded no further yet than to complete the Erie canal, and to open two railroads — one of which is completed, and the other nearly so — from New York to the mouth of Lake Erie. I regard...
Seite 11 - Iron- works," a distance of twenty or thirty miles ; and that they should cut away the limbs of trees over the track, so as to allow the carriages to pass. That was the beginning of the internal improvement system of the State of New York, which, after the lapse of more than one Hundred and twenty years, has proceeded no further than to open a canal and two rail-roads, one of which is completed, and the other nearly so, from the city of New York to Lake Erie. The Legislature of New York, at their...

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