The development of the west



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Introduction: In the Genesis of Nations there is no chapter parallel with the growth and development of the west. Over two centuries had intervened since the first germ of civilization imbedded itself on our eastern coast, and during this long period the tide of immigration had only reached the Mississippi river. Halted for a short period ice the pursuance of its course, with the introduction of more speedy modes of travel and communications, the westward march was again taken up with vigor, and the mighty wave as it swept on increased in force as the mists which has once enveloped the west cleared away and exposed to the home-seeker the true nature of her soils.


Citation: Smith, Fred Raymond. The development of the west. Senior thesis, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1893.
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Genesis of Nations, Civilization, Immigration, Travel and communication