This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...beaver-dams, the "bottom" gets narrower, the bordering hills more abrupt; the tertiary soil washed from these renders the creek bed ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...beaver-dams, the "bottom" gets narrower, the bordering hills more abrupt; the tertiary soil washed from these renders the creek bed boggy and very difficult to cross. The timber grows very much larger, thicker, and better. The trees, October 3d, are almost as green as in spring. The water becomes somewhat alkaline after reaching the tertiary deposits, but is not unpalatable or injurious. The streams which unite to form the Rapid have lovely "bottoms" of rich soil covered with the finest grass. This portion of the Black Hills is the most perfectly watered country I have ever seen. Every little valley has a lovely brooklet, and from the sides of the Hills thousands of springs pour their stores of pure, sparkling, cold, and delicious water. Nowhere have I seen water so naturally cold. Even in midsummer their temperature was almost that of icewater, being generally forty-one or forty-two degrees, Fahrenheit. One spring near Castle Creek showed thirty-nine degrees by actual test. All these streams have very considerable arable land along their banks, and this will be a splendid country for the settler. There is also a fair growth of pine, and an unlimited supply of the finest buildingstone. From source to mouth, Rapid Creek is a fine stream, and all things considered, probably the most valuable in the Hills. BOX ELDER, three hundred miners' inches, drains a large area, it having numerous branches of splendid water. The country drained is one of the most beautiful and valuable of the Hills. Its general level is at least five hundred feet above Rapid. It has innumerable beautiful valleys, and large bodies of arable land. The soil is very rich, and is everywhere covered with magnificent grass. There is comparatively little timber; the...Read Less
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