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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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14              Youth's Golden Gleam
the Western country as a center of industry, trade and travel. Archibald, Dunning and Stephen, having cast their lot in this new me­tropolis, would read with approval such items as a stranger's letter in the Atlas testifying to the "cheerfulness in business" which he observed in Cincinnati stores,16 and the com­ment in Cisfs Weekly Advertiser™ that "great bustle and activity now prevail at all our ship­yards." Because it related to transportation they would be particularly interested in this report in the Gazette of December 15, 1846:
The River Packets, Stages and Railroads are bringing in about one thousand per day. Cincinnati posses­ses so many facilities as a starting point for travellers that many come here from the interior towns below us, where they can select their mode of travel, and depart for the East either by River, Railroad, Stage, or Canal. All the Hotels are constantly full.
This winter activity was sustained in mid­summer, as reported in the Atlas of August 18, 1848:
The streets are filled with a mov­ing, restless, busy, industrious pop­ulation. Hundreds of houses are building. Thousands of wagons are every day in the city, bringing the produce of the country, and trans­porting merchandise out.. . . Steam-

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