The Rugby Handbook : Of the English-American Colony on the Plateau of the Cumberland Mountains, in East Tennessee (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Rugby Handbook: Of the English-American Colony on the Plateau of the Cumberland Mountains, in East Tennessee In December, 1877, a company of New England gentle men, prompted to attempt some relief of the agricultural distress of the time, was organized at Boston, and entitled The Board of Aid to Land Ownership. Its work was to promote associate migration to fertile unoccupied lands, etc. After careful and prolonged investigation as to the site for settlement, the conclusion of the Board was as fol lows: That the mountain plateau of East Tennessee, in consideration of its climate, soil, elevation, sufficiently level surface, timber, water, mineral resources, accessibility, natural mechanical facilities, and attractive aspects; its proximity to a refined 'civilization, educational advantages, and markets, with the kindly disposition of its present pop ulation, - offers greater opportunity for the accomplishment of the design of this Board, than._any other tract visited, in travel for six months, and over' a distance of more than twenty thousand miles, in Western and Southern States. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This 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.



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