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THE AKGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1000.
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HAMPTON, ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ONE OF THE PRETTIEST VILLAGES ON THE ENTIRE STRETCH OF
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M'ntuapolis. May 24. Every man,
woman cud child in Rack Island kn:vs
the hea'ity of the Mississippi, bat to
appreciate to the full its scenic effects
one should take the trip north as far
:is St. Paul and south to St. Iouis.
tion that has recently been formed to
call attention to the beauties of our
country, and he declares that in his
estimation the Mississippi far outstrips
the Hudson in beauty and romance.
"If the bluffs of the river could echo
the happenings they have heard what
romances could be written," exclaims
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FAMOUS AND FAMILIAR STOREHOUSE AND CLOCK TOWER. ROCK
ISLAND ARSENAL, SEEN FROM THE RIVER.
"Take a short jaunt on the Mississippi
if you will. but. if it is possible to ar
range lo take an extended trip on the
Father of Waters which Hows by our
doors," says an old traveler who has
visited most of the places frequented
by tourists. This man is a "See Amer-ir-a"
enthusiast, one of that orpaniza-
this enthusiast. "There is not a mile
but bears a story, and from the early
days, whtu Marquette and Juliet went
down it, to the present, our river has
shown some of the most beautiful
scenery on earth. We ro to Europe
for our vacations, but here at home
are a thousand different pictures in
this gorgeous panorama of water
Morrliotinr of Iuillau I. ore.
As a matter of fact besides the In
dian legends that cluster around the
site of this beautiful city the whole
river is one vast storehouse of Indian
lore. Let us in imagination transport
ourselves to St. Paul and take the trip
to St. Louis covering the ground that,
in 1GG7 Father Marquet:e and four
others explored. (In a year or so one
can take the boat at Minneapolis, but
until the government dam' is. finished,
the would-be traveler' must start from
St. Paul). Down the heart of the con
tinent went these hardy explorers to
find Indian tradition no longer a myth
and to become one in the great trio.
DeSoto, Marquette and La Salle, whose
names are inseparatrly connected with
Mes-sa-se-be the Mississippi.
Counting from Lake Itasca, where
the water is only a dozen feet across,
the distance to the gulf is about'2.800
miles. The water falls gently with
only occasional rapids, those at the
falls of St. Anthony being the largest.
From St. Paul to Prescott the river
threads its way between banks that
are rich in legendary lore, the begin
ning of the water's fairyland. When
the junction of the Mississippi and St.
Croix is reached, the voyager is upon
the threshold of nature's wonderland.
The stream begins to widen rapidly, to
spread out into many channels, there
is the fragrance of woods and shortly
after the bordering lines of magnificent
bluffs. Towering ranges of massive,
solid rock assume a hundred fantastic
shapes. Some are inaccessible, some
colore.!, others clothed with timber, a
wilderness so magnificent ami prime
val that one can imagine that soft:
smoke from Indian camp fires still
hangs over the stream.
K t- ItiinuiiiK' 1'iifioritiiin.
Then the ever-changing panorama of
beauty varies. The vision of high,
rocky bluffs is broken by farm lands
and winding mountain paths extending
back from the water's edge. Always
there is variety with a play of sun
shine and shadow chasing over the
green water. Occasionally in the
breaks a city comes to view. First.
ait m or t
of the New Additions.
All tKo necessary details are being ar
ranged for what will be known as
Long View Heiglhts;
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situated between Twervty fourth and Twenty-fifth
Streets and Fifteenth and Eigh
teenth Avenues. In a few days we will be
able to offer something, interesting to lot
purchasers. These lots will be sold at prices
and on such terms as will appeal alike to
the investor and those seeking a beautiful
location for a residence. In the meantime,
for further particulars inquire of
L.-Mosenf elder Or C. Q. Dack
Winona, where lived the Indian mai
den who sought death rather than be
captured by the chieftain of a rival
tribe, then La Crosse and Prairie du
Chien with its curious Indian mounds,
mute testimonials to a race now ex
tinct. The smaller villages seem like
Alpine settlements with their back
ground of beautiful hills.
A little further down and the Rock
Island rapids appear. The boat with
its special pilot, makes an exciting 15-
mile trip, Watertown, with its Insane
asylum is sewn in the distance, and
Rock Island, Davenport, and Moline
are reached. Xo need to tell of the
beauties of these cities, the Indian leg
ends that cluster around of Black
Hawk, old Fort Armstrong, the old In
dian's watch tower and the stories that
abound here. They are familiar to all
who love the beautiful island city.
So far, the trip has been one ever
continuous vision of beauty and there
is no diminishing of interest from Rock
Island down. Muscatine is touched
with its sweet potatoes and melons
and the flourishing manufacturing city
of Burlington follows. Then comes
Xauvoo. where once was the magnifi
cent Mormon temple, erected by the
followers of Joseph Smith. It cost
more than half a million dollars and
the town boasted 15,000 people when
religious sentiment drove them out.
The old stone warehouse on the riv
er's bank is built from the material in
the temple. Keokuk, at the end of the
Lower rapids is reached, Quincy and
Hannibal come into view, the last the
old home of Mark Twain and finally
Piasa Bluffs loom up. These are just
above Alton and in the days of Mar
quette bore a gigantic painting of two
enormous birds sacred to the Indians.
The Missouri river is reached, pouring
its muddy waters into the green of the
Mississippi, under the Merchants' and
Eads bridges goes the boat and "All
ashore for St. Louis," is the cry.
Im Sleinornlilo Viijiikc.
It is a memorable voyage, full of en
joyment, a medley of beautiful scen
ery, soft breezes, exciting landings.
street car rides over the cities, and in
terest in river industries. A volume '
could be written on the beauties. of our
river and one who travels anv distance
feels he is passing through enchanted
lands. The delicate olive green of the
water, the magnificent bluffs, the tur-
reted rocks dark brown, dull green
tnd other shades the wooded islands,
he white boats and little skiffs, all
seem a part of dreamland, let one
whose practical side supports many
towns and people. Besides seven riv-
rs between St. Paul and St. Louis
which empty info the ' Mississippi,
lisie are the two rapids, and that mag
tificent widening dignified by the
lame of Lake Pepin, four miles wide
mil thirty miles- long.
Xot a mile but bears a story, for the
Indian, the French-Indian trader, the
trapper, the Mormon, the steamboat
men, each had his share in the history
of this stream. It runs through a land
of plenty, an ever changing body of
water bordered by dark ridges, corn
fields, farms, meadow paths and cities.
This Mes-sa-se-be of Indian legend fur
nishes a thousand different pictures
with its hundreds of habitations and
grand valley. In the history of the
world it has played its part. Today it
is the artery of commerce, the high
way to peaceful homes and the gate
way to cities of enterprise. Many na
tions have been concerned in its wel
fare yet the mighty stream flows calm
ly on as in the days of Marquette
whose prophetic vision saw the part it
was to play in the development of our
KATHEHINE LOUISE SMITH.
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TYPICAL UPPER MISSISSIPPI SCENE, ABOVE DUBUQUE. THE BLUFFS OF THE UPPER RIVER ARE
ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE THE MOST PICTURESQUE IN THE COUNTRY.
to all loyal men, women anil children.
It is right to remember those things
in our history which marked the be
ginnings of great epochs, and I hope
the Jamestown exposition will receive
the hearty support of the people of the
"You have departed from the ways
of other expositions, especially in your
buildings. 1 have always thought it
vandalism to destroy created beauty
in the form either of landscape or
buildings. Other expositions have con
structed but to tear down and leave
a void in the heart and mind of all
who have looked.
"Make of this a permanent park
which will stand as a monument of
what the Jamestown exposition seeks
to commemorate. Other expositions
passed to forgetfulness; let this one
be an exception.
"Your beautiful grounds and quaint
buildings will be a source of pleasure
o thousands 1 ng after the exposition
closes its gates next November.
"I wish you the greatest degree of
success that a worthy enterprise de
serves, and it is my hope that a mul
titude will have the privilege of beeing
and enjoying all the good things which
will be shown here next year."
All the news all the time THU
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BUILDINGS FOR FUTURE
Cardinal Gibbons Declares Beautiful
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James Cardinal Gibbons, archbishop
of Baltimore, was the guest of the
Jamestown Exposition company dur
ing a recent visit to Norfolk, whither
he went to attend the jubilee celebra
tion of St. Vincent's hospital. The
cardinal was shown over the exposi
tion grounds by the officials of the
company and examined the buildings
finished and in course of construction
with much interest. He was particu
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village, which is nearing completion,
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Jamestown exposition and will be one
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these there are hundreds of beautiful
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Most of the native plants are flower
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Cardinal Gibbons, who was accom
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business men of Norfolk, expressed
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"I am both surprised and delighted
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and at the great work you have done
In so short a time," he said.
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