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OF THE STATES OF
OHIO, MICHIGAN, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, AND
AND THE TERRITORIES OF
WISCONSIN, AND 10WA;
BEING AN ACCURATE AND CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF EACH STATE, TERRI-
THE STATE, AND FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
ALSO, DESCRIBING ALL THE PRINCIPAL STAGE ROUTS, CANALS, RAIL-ROADS,
AND THE DISTANCES BETWEEN THE TOWNS.
Accompanied with a correct MAP, showing the lines of the
UNITED STATES SURVEYS.
BY J. CALVIN SMITH.
No. 124 Broadway.
ENTERED, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1839, by J. H. Colton, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Checked May 1013
The great region of the North and West comprehended in the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, and the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, is daily becoming more and more important and interesting. Its vast resources are in a state of rapid development; industry and enterprize, aided by enlightened legislation, are calling forth its energies, and the prophetic declaration that “westward the star of empire takes its way,” is advancing to its fulfilment. A few years since, this region, then denominated the “ far west,” was regarded as the outskirts of civilization, it is now (the greatest proportion of it) the residence of an active, enterprizing and intelligent population. Cities have sprung up as if by magic; agriculture, manufactures and commerce flourish ; literature, science and the arts are extending their healthful and invigora. ting influence throughout the country. Blessed with a soil un. surpassed in fertility and a salubrious climate, and possessing, by means of its great rivers and lakes, advantages for trade and commerce, it must, ere the lapse of many years, enjoy all the advantages that can render a country prosperous and a people happy.
To give a brief and correct description of this interesting portion of the Union, has been the author's chief aim; but it is believed to be sufficiently copious and explicit, for all the purposes of general reference.
Under the head of each State will be found its respective