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Minnesota; Its Character and Climate

Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids

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Author: Ledyard Bill
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,616 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 30.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 329
Added to site: 2004.07.01 8404
Genres: Travel, Health

Together with Copious Notes on Health; Also: Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

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l of their old ones. On the contrary, the general tendency is to drop southward, desiring to escape as much as may be the protracted cold of winter; forgetting, or never knowing, that the isothermal lines have a general northwest direction as they cross the continent. Many, also, as before mentioned, who seek solely a fertile soil, or those who wish to engage in a purely pastoral life (where the open and unreclaimed country is so favorable), move, as a rule, to points south of a due west course; thus leaving the more northern latitudes to such only as have an eye for them on account of their varied attractions, and who are quite willing to exchange a few dollars of extra income for a few pounds of extra flesh, and who count health as first-rate capital stock and the full equivalent of any other kind which a settler can possess.

Notwithstanding this general tendency of things, we believe the net increase in both population and wealth, for the last decade, to be relatively as great in the State of Minnesota



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