North America: The United States

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Contents

Drummond Lake Great Dismal Swamp
15
Crevasse in Mississippi River Levee La
20
Great Lakes
21
Rapids above Niagara
24
American Falls Niagara from Goat Island
25
Great Plains
29
Blacks Fork Mauvaises Terres Wyoming
31
Wind River Range
35
Shoshone Falls Idaho
38
Upper Fall of the Yellowstone
41
Geysers and Hot Springs
42
Mammoth Hot Springs
43
Old Faithful in Eruption
45
Upper Firehole from Old Faithful
46
Mud Geyser Yellowstone
47
Yellowstone Falls
48
Yellowstone Falls
49
Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone
51
Southern Rocky Mountains
52
Sawatch Range
58
Buttes in the Plateau Region
63
Crested Butte Colorado
64
Cañons of Gree and Colorado Rivers
66
Grand Cañon of the Colorado Arizona
70
Grand Cañon of the Colorado In the Granite
74
Grand Cañon Colorado River
77
The Lower Colorado Arizona
79
Great Basin
80
Death Valley
84
In Death Valley California
85
In the Cascade Range Washington
86
Mount Shasta California
87
Mount Rainier Washington
88
Mount Shasta California
89
Yosemite Valley
90
The Sierra Nevada California from the East
91
The Yosemite Valley California
93
Coast Ranges
96
Humidity
101
Big Trees Mariposa California
103
Vegetation of Cascade Range in Washington
105
Desert Vegetation
106
Flora
107
The Giant Cactus
108
Tree Yucca
109
Antelope
110
Mountain Sheep
111
Coyotes
112
Buffalo
113
Jack Rabbit
115
Rabbit Drive at Fresno California
116
Volcanic Action
121
Devils Tower Wyoming A Volcanic Neck
122
Mineral Resources
126
Iron
132
Comstock Lode
136
Methods of Placer Mining
142
Hydraulic Mining in California
143
Oil Tanks and Tank Cars Lima Ohio
148
Natural GasQuicksilverSalt
149
Denominations and Memberships
198
Mortality
207
Language
213
CHAPTER VI
220
New York with Brooklyn Bridge
221
Baltimore
228
Library of Congress Washington
233
Norfolk
234
Randolph Street Chicago
239
St Louis
240
River Front at St Louis
241
New City Hall San Francisco 216
246
Santa FéSeattle and Tacoma
248
Indian Wars
250
Sioux Indian
255
Pai Ute Indians
256
Washakie Shoshone Chief
257
Characteristics of the Indians
258
Shoshone Village
259
Pueblo and Moki Indians
266
Pueblo Indian Women
267
Pueblo of Taos N M
268
Moki town Arizona
269
Navajo Indians
270
Progress in Civilisation
273
Mandan Village on Upper Missouri River
277
Ruins in the SouthWest
279
CliffDwellings Arizona
281
Florida Purchase Accession of Texas
285
Areas of States
290
Revolution
296
Inauguration of Government
302
Texas and the Mexican War
310
General Government
334
Civil Service
340
BudgetNational Debt
347
Pensions
353
Value of Farms and Products
359
Indian Corn
367
Mule Deer or Blacktail
371
Wapiti or Elk
372
Dairy Products
376
Importance of the Industry
384
Cars and Locomotives Iron Manufactures
390
Whalebacks in Lock of Sault Ste Marie Canal Mich
397
Foreign Carrying Trade
398
Canals
402
Railroad Statistics
412
Postal Service
420
CHAPTER XIV
427
Mount Saint Elias Alaska
430
The Yukon
435
Rainfall
438
Fur Seal Rookery Pribylof Islands Alaska
444
Family of Fur Seals Pribylof Islands Alaska 415
445
Flora
447
Routes to Goldfields
453
INDEX
457
The United States General view of the Continent To face page 1
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The Yellowstone National Park 48
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