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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 368 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 116 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 82 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 44 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 40 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 40 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 36 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 24 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 21 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, Snow (search)
ies think an obstruction gives in the country an extension of intercourse: it opens every forest from here to Labrador, free of entrance; the most tangled thicket, the most treacherous marsh, becomes passable; and the lumberer or moose-hunter, mounted on his snow-shoes, has the world before him. He says good snow-shoeing, as we say good sleighing; and it gives a sensation like a first visit to the sea-side and the shipping, when one first sees exhibited for sale, in the streets of Bangor or Montreal, these delicate Indian conveyances. It seems as if a new element were suddenly opened for travel, and all due facilities provided. One expects to go a little farther, and see in the shop-windows, Wings for sale,—gentlemen's and ladies' sizes. The snow-shoe and the birch canoe,—what other dying race ever left behind it two memorials so perfect and so graceful? The shadows thrown by the trees upon the snow are blue and soft, sharply defined, and so contrasted with the gleaming white as