Historical Souvenir of Fort Defiance and the Northwest Territory (Classic Reprint)

Historical Souvenir of Fort Defiance and the Northwest Territory (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Historical Souvenir of Fort Defiance and the Northwest Territory Famed in song and story, the beautiful Maumee, or, the Miami of the Lakes, flows its even course to its outlet, Lake Erie. Its verdure clad banks now echo no sound more harsh than the voice of multi plied industry by day, and the peaceful hum Of contented civilization by night. Phantoms Of a century ago float before us, picturing savage scenes of barbaric cruelty, or the peaceful Wigwam of the semi-civilized redman but we awake from the dream to View a country, mapped up on whose surface is a new picture, Of peace and plenty, made so by the brain and brawn of artisan, mechanic and husbandman. Calmly like a mistress of the scene, sits Fort Defiance, at the confluence Of the Maumee and Auglaize, witnessing the wedding Of their placid wa ters. Nature, Often lavish in her gifts, has blessed this spot, so Often the theme of the artist and inspiration of the poet. The Great Spirit of the ages, implanted in the savage breast an appreciation of the beauty Of the streams, the fertility of the valleys, and commanding position of the site, a century later to be loved, admired and blessed by a higher and better civilization. In the year 1680 was undertaken the first settlement Of that por tion Of the United States now forming the jurisdiction of Ohio. Pru dence in all instances, dictated fortifications as a shelter against savage foes surrounding these settlements. In the Autumn Of this year, the brave and intrepid La Salle erected at the confluence of the St. Mary's and St. Joseph rivers, on ground now occupied by Fort Wayne a forti fication of which he retained possession for a short period. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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William Carter
Paperback | 62 pages
152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
Publication date
25 Jan 2019
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