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Historical Sketch Of The St. Louis University; The Celebration Of Its Fiftieth Anniversary Or Golden Jubilee On June 24, 1879

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CHAPTER III. THEY TAKE POSSESSION OF THEIR FARM —SCHOOL FOR INDIAN BOYS BEGUN — PORTAGE DES SIOUX AND ST. CHARLES —THEY ARE INVITED BY BISHOP ROSATI TO OPEN A COLLEGE IN ST. LOUIS, WHICH THEY CONSENT TO UNDERTAKE. Father Van ...
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CHAPTER III. THEY TAKE POSSESSION OF THEIR FARM —SCHOOL FOR INDIAN BOYS BEGUN — PORTAGE DES SIOUX AND ST. CHARLES —THEY ARE INVITED BY BISHOP ROSATI TO OPEN A COLLEGE IN ST. LOUIS, WHICH THEY CONSENT TO UNDERTAKE. Father Van Quickenborne and companions took possession of their farm in June, 1823, Mr. O'Neil, magistrate of Florissant, having moved from it for the purpose, kindly ceding his right to retain it longer, although his lease had not expired. The land lying northwest of Florissant slopes gently upward from Cold Water Creek, near the village, till it reaches the highest table of the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, two and a half miles away. Commencing at the upland, a mile from the river, and declining south-east towards St. Louis, lay the pretty little farm now to be their home, and on one of the highest and most lovely spots of all of this scene of rich prairie and rolling woodland stood the humble cabin which was to shelter them. The prospect from this elevated position is both extensive and beautiful, reaching far over the charming valley in which the village is embosomed, to the town of St. Charles, on the banks of the Missouri, seven miles distant, and to the white line of rolling cliffs, crowned with trees, that stretch upward from Alton along the Mississippi River. Throughout this entire Florissant Valleythe soil is of inexhaustible richness, rewarding even moderate care and industry with plentiful crops of corn, wheat, timothy, and every variety of garden vegetables suited to the climate; moreover, it is not only a pleasant district to live in, but it is very healthy, as the numerous instances of longevity among the people there spending their long lives conclusively show. The dwelling given up to them by'Squire O'Neilwas a log cabin containing one ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217486101
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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CHAPTER III. THEY TAKE POSSESSION OF THEIR FARM —SCHOOL FOR INDIAN BOYS BEGUN — PORTAGE DES SIOUX AND ST. CHARLES —THEY ARE INVITED BY BISHOP ROSATI TO OPEN A COLLEGE IN ST. LOUIS, WHICH THEY CONSENT TO UNDERTAKE. Father Van Quickenborne and companions took possession of their farm in June, 1823, Mr. O'Neil, magistrate of Florissant, having moved from it for the purpose, kindly ceding his right to retain it longer, although his lease had not expired. The land lying northwest of Florissant slopes gently upward from Cold Water Creek, near the village, till it reaches the highest table of the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, two and a half miles away. Commencing at the upland, a mile from the river, and declining south-east towards St. Louis, lay the pretty little farm now to be their home, and on one of the highest and most lovely spots of all of this scene of rich prairie and rolling woodland stood the humble cabin which was to shelter them. The prospect from this elevated position is both extensive and beautiful, reaching far over the charming valley in which the village is embosomed, to the town of St. Charles, on the banks of the Missouri, seven miles distant, and to the white line of rolling cliffs, crowned with trees, that stretch upward from Alton along the Mississippi River. Throughout this entire Florissant Valleythe soil is of inexhaustible richness, rewarding even moderate care and industry with plentiful crops of corn, wheat, timothy, and every variety of garden vegetables suited to the climate; moreover, it is not only a pleasant district to live in, but it is very healthy, as the numerous instances of longevity among the people there spending theirlong lives conclusively show. The dwelling given up to them by'Squire O'Neilwas a log cabin containing one ...
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