Book/Printed Material Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of 1849 ...

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Title
Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of 1849 ...
Summary
Beginning with a historical and geographical overview, this traveler's account of the newly formed Minnesota Territory provides practical information for readers interested in relocating to the region. Seymour describes "everything" in Minnesota as "in a crude state, or process of formation," but compares its scenery, pine forests, and extensive waterpower to New England. He also notes that both regions are at a northern latitude and have a "healthy climate" conducive to habits of "industry and enterprise." Sketches of Minnesota has detailed if generally unfavorable things to say about Native American religious practices and intertribal relations. It also discusses life at various missionary and trading stations, and Seymour's exploration of both Fountain and Carver's Caves, and gives detailed information about waterways, quality of water, steamboats, and lodging for travelers. A foldout map is included.
Contributor Names
Seymour, E. Sandford.
Created / Published
New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers ..., 1850.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--Description and travel
-  Minnesota--History
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  LAC scc 2019-06-17 update (1 card)
-  LAC rwp 2019-07-10 review
Medium
xii, [13]-281 p. front. (fold. map) 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F606 .S52
F606 .S52 Copy 2 Copy 2.
F606 .S52 Copy 3 Copy 3.
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01001108
Language
English
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Description
Beginning with a historical and geographical overview, this traveler's account of the newly formed Minnesota Territory provides practical information for readers interested in relocating to the region. Seymour describes "everything" in Minnesota as "in a crude state, or process of formation," but compares its scenery, pine forests, and extensive waterpower to New England. He also notes that both regions are at a northern latitude and have a "healthy climate" conducive to habits of "industry and enterprise." Sketches of Minnesota has detailed if generally unfavorable things to say about Native American religious practices and intertribal relations. It also discusses life at various missionary and trading stations, and Seymour's exploration of both Fountain and Carver's Caves, and gives detailed information about waterways, quality of water, steamboats, and lodging for travelers. A foldout map is included.
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Chicago citation style:

Seymour, E. Sandford. Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of. New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1850. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001108/.

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Seymour, E. S. (1850) Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of. New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001108/.

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Seymour, E. Sandford. Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With incidents of travel in that territory during the summer of. New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01001108/>.

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