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Little, James The Timber Supply

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.162 Author/Creator: Little, James Place Written: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Type: Pamphlet Date: 1 July 1876 Pagination: 16 p. ; 23.5 x 14.9 cm.

Summary of Content: The danger of over consumption of timber is serious. States east of Ohio generally have denuded forests. The west and northwest up to the Rocky Mountains are "all chiefly prairie and an almost treeless territory," depending on the east for wood, particularly Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He examines timber in the Pacific West and in Canada. Inserted is an advertisement by F. L. Ricketts for the North Mountain House in Ganoga Lake, Shickshinny P. O. Luzerre Co. Pa. dated 1879.

Background Information: Powell was a Lincoln supporter and served as a statistician in the Treasury Department during the Civil War. Active in religious work as a young man, he was the secretary ...and manager of the Evangelistic Press Association and led a topographical corps through Egypt and North Africa to create Sunday School maps of Palestine and the Holy Land. Powell participated in the American Forestry Commission, the Grange and Patrons of Husbandry, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Geographic Society. He was active in Sabbath reform work.See More

People: Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: ForestryEcology and Wildlife PreservationGeography and Natural History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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