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Boston, New York, and Philadelphia still led, of course, in the number of these ventures, but every town of literary pretensions tried to maintain a magazine.
The South had its fair share; and in the region west of the Alleghanies there was a surprisingly large number.
Cincinnati and Lexington were the most important publishing centres in this region, but several less famous towns in the Ohio Valley had their literary periodicals at an early date.
By 1831 James Hall many distinguished Northerners—more, probably, than any other Southern magazine.
The rapid development of a distinctive Western literature and of Western periodicals is partly explained by the comparative isolation of the country west of the Alleghanies.
In the early years of the century settlers in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys found difficulty in obtaining Eastern magazines regularly and promptly, and set about supplying their own needs.
In this they were, of course, greatly encourag