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[290] manufacture of ice. The land is rich in genius, and especially in suggesting and contriving genius. America has the biggest cataract and the broadest mountain range in the world ; but she has known how to throw a bridge over that cataract and to carry a railway over that mountain range.

More obvious, perhaps, though not more striking, is the growth of her several capitals. New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, and San Francisco have been noticed by strangers more than others; yet it is doubtful whether the growth of either New York or Chicago has been so striking as that of Philadelphia.

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