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Official Proceedings Saint Louis Railway Club Volume 25 (Paperback) Loot Price: R434
Discovery Miles 4 340
Official Proceedings Saint Louis Railway Club Volume 25 (Paperback): Saint Louis Railway Club

Official Proceedings Saint Louis Railway Club Volume 25 (Paperback)

Saint Louis Railway Club

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Loot Price R434 Discovery Miles 4 340

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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. 1920 Excerpt: ...their values, and thus bring the producers, manufacturers and merchandisers maximum returns. His vision was not limited to this great civilizing factor, but he dreamed beyond the confines of the strip of land which would be benefited by such a line and saw the possibilities of constructing a veritable network of lines to cover the whole of the continent, for he knew better than any living man that Africa abounds in undeveloped and, in too many cases, undiscovered resources. He saw visions of great industries, even to the heart of the continent, and often spoke of a day when smoke stacks would displace the tall timbers. There were great tracts of land suitable for cotton, others equally well suited for the production of the choicest teas, coffees, sugars, spices and fruits of every kind, tropical and sub-tropical. Before him always was the picture of great packing plants to utilize the stock from the open plains and bring an end to the importation of meats from other markets, as well as to open yet another source of income for the farmer. The possibilities of great canning industries to care for the fruit and vegetable crops were all as real to him as the home in which he lived, and to effect the fullest materialization of these visions he gave every ounce of his strength and in the end his life. I worked for Mr. Rhodes, on that fence, until the commencement of the next school year and then for six years applied myself to such studies as were prescribed for me by him. Graduation from the Law School of the State University brought those strenuous school days to their end. True to his promise, Mr. Rhodes helped me through school and college, not by paying all of my expenses, but by providing employment with such remuneration as would make it possible for me to...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Saint Louis Railway Club
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-15052-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-15052-6
Barcode: 9781130150520

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