Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 2, May, 1994 Page: 60
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is eight miles South of Columbus, on the West side of the Colorado river, and affords
fine fishing grounds. The country surrounding this Lake is quite productive, well watered
and timbered; and many rich and well improved farms are to be seen.
is a small, thriving town, on the Railroad, three miles East of Columbus. It is surrounded
by a good and rich country, and is being rapidly settled by kind and reliable citizens from
all parts of the country. Many fine farms are to be seen near this Depot.
Game is plentiful at all seasons of the year, and consists of the deer, turkey,
wild goose, wild duck, mule-eared rabbit, prairie-chicken, quails, plover, snipe, curved
bill curlew, coons, o'possums, the gray and cat squirrel, the wild spotted cat, and now
and then a stray prairie wolf is found. The wild goose, duck and turkey are found in great
numbers in the fall and winter. They soon become quite fat in the large corn and pea
fields in this county, and are nice for table use.
In the North and North-western portion of this county there is an abundance
of the best quality of sand-stone, for fence and building purposes, and is easily obtained
from the quarries.
is blessed with good schools, churches and society, and every sur- surrounding to make
the citizens and emigrants pleasant and comfortable. The people are intelligent, kind,
generous, social and law-abiding. There is plenty of room in this county for several
thousand good and industrious farmers with their families, and we extend the hand of
welcome to all honest and industrious citizens, be they from the North, East, West or
South, to settle in the rich, healthy and beautiful county of Colorado.
PRODUCTION PER ACRE.
The alluvial and chocolate lands of the bottoms and black sandy prairies,
generally produce about twelve hundred pounds of seed cotton, and frequently one bale
per acre; corn, from thirty-five to sixty bushels, and frequently eighty; sweet and Irish
potatoes, from two hundred to five hundred bushels; sugar, one hogshead, two barrels
syrup per acre; peas, fifty bushels; oats, thirty-five to forty bushels; millet, twenty to
thirty bushels; pea-nuts, from one hundred to two hundred bushels.
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