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Schott's Miscellany 23 June 2009

Henry Hudson, discoverer of the Hudson River, and seven other men were cast adrift by mutineers (1611)


The top industries of each state, from A Perpetual Calendar by L.S.F. Pinaud, 1896:

ALABAMA: ranks fourth in cotton
ARIZONA: ranks second in silver
CALIFORNIA: ranks first in barley, sheep, grape culture, gold, and quicksilver
COLORADO: ranks first in silver
CONNECTICUT: ranks first in clocks
DAKOTA: is the finest wheat-growing state
DELAWARE: is way up in peaches
FLORIDA: ranks third in sugar and molasses
GEORGIA: ranks second in rice and sweet potatoes
IDAHO: ranks sixth in gold and silver
ILLINOIS: ranks first in oats, meat packing, lumber traffic, malt and distilled liquors, and miles of railway
INDIANA: ranks second in wheat
IOWA: ranks first in average intelligence of population, first in production of cord, and first in number of swine
KANSAS: ranks fifth in cattle, corn, and rye
KENTUCKY: ranks first in tobacco and has a world-wide reputation for thoroughbred horses and cattle
LOUISIANA: ranks first in sugar and molasses

Shadow is a color as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the realation of two tones.
Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

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