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The centennial anniversary of the city of Hamilton, Ohio (1892) (14777901292)


The centennial anniversary of the city of Hamilton, Ohio (1892) (14777901292)



Identifier: centennialannive00mccl (find matches)
Title: The centennial anniversary of the city of Hamilton, Ohio
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: McClung, David Waddle, 1831- (from old catalog) ed
Publisher: Hamilton, Ohio (Cincinnati, The Lawrence printing and publishing company)
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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g lands in freshets. But the Great MineamiAfiferemet. or Rocky River, has a very strong channel, a swift stream, butno falls. It has several large branches, passable with boats a great way. It is not strange that the two Miamis were supposed to be navigable forsome distance in the country at that time, for it was not until some yearsafterwards that Robert Fulton conceived the design of propelling vessels bysteam, and a number of years elapsed before even his views were put intopractical operation. John Cleve Symmes, as early as May 18, 1789, in a letter to one of hisassociates, hesitated whether the great commercial emporium of the Miamicountry should be located on the Ohio river, or on the bank of the GreatMiami, in a large bend, some twelve miles from its mouth, or near thepresent site of Miamitown. He was ready to grant that more trade wouldpass up and down the Ohio, and many more boats would constantly ply•on a river thirteen hundred miles in length, but with a just pride in the
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THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF HAMILTON, O. gi Purchase, he urged that the extent of couutry; spreading for many miles,on both sides of the Great Miami, was, beyond all dispute, equal, if notsuperior in point of soil, water and timber, to any tract of equal contents inthe United States. In a very few years, from this Egypt on the Miami,would be poured down its stream to the Ohio the products of the countryfrom two hundred miles above the mouth of the Great Miami, with no rivalcity or town to divide the trade of the river. Judge Symmes again refers to the Great Miami river in a letter on Sep-tember 17, 1791, from North Bend, to Jonathan Dayton. He speaks of thearmy of St. Clair having advanced some twenty-five miles and then buildinga fort on Boudinots land—the City of Hamilton of today. The day beforea boat with one hundred and twenty barrels of flour attempted to ascend theMiami river. This should have been done he thought in progues, or largecanoes of one ton or one and a half tons





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