History of Valparaiso, From the Earliest Times to the Present (Classic Reprint)

History of Valparaiso, From the Earliest Times to the Present (Classic Reprint)
History of Valparaiso, From the Earliest Times to the Present (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from History of Valparaiso, From the Earliest Times to the PresentIn all the old years which rolled their course over Pottawattamie-land previous to 1833, the site of our city of Valparaiso was uninhabited by any permanent population, and unfrequently visited by white men. The site, however, is not devoid of historic interest. Across the northeast corner, bending to the southward, passed the old Sac trail, which formed the principal highway between the East and the West, leading over the isthmus between lake Michigan and the everglades of the Kankakee. Over this old trail roamed the wandering tribes of the forest for ages. Over this path, in 1681, probably passed the illustrious French voyageur, La Salle, as he hastened, a weary and foot-sore traveler, on his return from his unfortunate "Heart-Break Expedition down the Kankakee. With but three companions, this celebrated explorer fled to the eastward, over the wild prairies and through the forests. Just one hundred years later, in 1781, the Spanish army of Don Eugenio Pierre, who had come from St. Louis to conquer the lake region for the king of Spain, passed over the old trail, and in the region of Powell's Addition and North Valparaiso resounded the tread of the invading troops and waved the flag of Spain.Without the city proper, but within the suburbs, and but a mile to the eastward, is the site of the old Indian village known as Chiqua's Town. Like the other villages of the Aborigines, Chiqua's Town comprised but little that was permanent in its character. The dwellings were of a temporary nature, being composed of skins or barks, and at times almost wholly disappeared, as the inhabitants were migratory in their habits.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.