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A TOUR BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS.

EMBRACING

OUTLINES OF WESTERN LIFE AND SCENERY; SKETCHES OF

THE PRAIRIES, RIVERS, ANCIENT MOUNDS, EARLY

SETTLEMENTS OF THE FRENCH, ETC., ETC.

by
Edmund Elagg 1815-1880

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“If thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man, then I here disallow thee to
be a competent judge.”—IZAAK WALTON.

"I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and ery, • 'Tis all
barren.'"-STERNE.

“Chacun à son stile; le mien, comme vous voyez, n'est pas laconique."
ME. DE SEVIGNE.

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PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,

NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
143509
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

1900

[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by

HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.)

CONTENTS.

St. Charles.-Its Origin.-Peculiarities.-Early Name.--Spanish

Rule.--Heterogeneous Population.-Germans. The Wizard
Spell. --American Enterprise.-Site of the Village.—Prospects.
-The Baltimore Settlement.---Catholic Religion and Institu-
tions.--"St. Charles College.” The. Race of Hunters.-A
Specimen.—The Buffalo. Indian Atrocities.—The“Rangers."
-Daniel Boone. ._"Too Crowded !"-The “ Regulators.”-
Boone's Lick.--His Decease.--His Memory.--The Missouri
Indians.—The Stoccade Fort.-Adventure of a Naturalist..
Route from St. Charles.-A Prairie without a Path.-Enormous
Vegetation.—The Cliffs. The Column of Smoke.-Perplexity.
-A delightful Scene. A rare Flower,--

The Prairie Flora in
Spring. - In Summer.-In Autumn. - The Traveller loiters

18-30

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