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‘  but political. It will be a new girder to the Union, a new help to business, and a new charm to life. New houses and new towns will spring up, making new demand for labor and supplies. Civilization will be projected into the forest and over the plain, while the desert is made to yield its increase. There is no productiveness to. compare with that from the upturned sod which receives the iron rail. In its crop are school-houses and churches, cities and States.’
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