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South Carolina, Wisconsin, Maine, Michigan

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    SOUTH CAROLINA forms an irregular triangle, having the coast line for its base, and North Carolina and Georgia for its other sides. Its extreme length, east and west, is about 275 miles, its greatest breadth 210 miles, and its area about 30,570 square miles, or 19,564,800 acres. The only mountains are those of the extreme northwest, the Blue Ridge. The highest peak is called Table Mountain, and has an elevation of about 4,000 feet.
    There are about 200 miles of coast line and several good harbors, the most notable being those of Charleston and Port Royal. Along the coast are many islands on which the "Sea Island" or long staple cotton is grown.
    The Savannah River forms the southwestern boundary. Other important streams are the Great Pee Dee, the Santee and Edisto; the first named being navigable for a distance of about 150 miles from the sea.
    The climate is generally healthful and equable. Frosts seldom occur, and Aiken and some other towns have become favorite winter resorts for consumptives, and other invalids, who find relief in the dry and mild climate of that region, and enjoy the use of "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee." The principal products of the State are rice and cotton.
    Population in 1880, males, 490,408, and 505,169 females, of whom 987,891 were of antive, and 7,686 of foreign birth; white, 391,105; colored, 604,472.
    Estimated population in 1890, 1,350,700.


    THE scenery of Wisconsin is more diversified than that of the States contiguous to it, although its general character is that of a large plain. The plain is from 600 to 1,500 feet above the level of the sea, the highest lands being those at the sources of the rivers tributary to Lake Superior, which, near the Montreal River, are 1,700 feet above the ocean. The Mississippi, Fox and Wisconsin Rivers have a considerable descent while passing through or along the boundary of the State, thus furnishing valuable water power for mechanical purposes.
    Besides the great lakes--Superior on the north, and Michigan on the east--there are numerous bodies of water in the central and northern parts of the State. The lakes are from five to thirty miles in extent, with high, picturesque banks, and as a rule, deep water. From these many rivers take their rise, a number having beautiful cascades or rapids, and flowing through narrow rocky gorges or "dells," the scenery of which has become famous. The greatest length of Wisconsin north and south is 300 miles; greatest breadth east and west 260 miles; area, 56,040 square miles, or 35,865,600 acres.
    Although Wisconsin is far north, the cold of winter is tempered by the vicinity of Lake Michigan, and the excessive heat of the short summers is modified by the breezes from that body of water and from Lake Superior, and by the use of "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee."
    Population in 1880, 680,069 males and 635,428 females, of whom 910,072 were of native, and 405,425 of foreign birth; white, 1,309,618; colored, 5,879.
    Estimated population in 1890, 2,000,000.


    THE extreme length of Maine north and south is 300 miles; extreme width, 210 miles, embracing an area of about 33,040 square miles, or 21,145,600 acres.

    The surface of the State is hilly and mountainous, the highest mountain being Katahdin, which rises 5,385 feet above the sea. The sea coast, although only 270 miles in length in a straight line, is so deeply indented that including the numerous islands, the shore line is over 2,400 miles. Many of the islands are well known as fashionable watering places, among which Mt. Desert may be noticed.

    The principal industries of the State are lumbering and ship-building.

    Population in 1880, 324,058 males, 324,878 females, of whom 590,053 were of native, and 58,883 of foreign birth; 646,852 white; 2,936 colored, including 8 Chinese and 629 Indians and Half Breeds.

    Estimated population in 1890, 660,139.


    MICHIGAN consists of two peninsulas, known as the Upper and the Lower, and of a number of islands in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The total area is 58,915 square miles, or 37,705,600 acres. The two divisions of the State are dissimilar in character and configuration. The Lower Peninsula consists of plains and table land, with occasional prairie and much timber, while the Upper is rugged and rocky, broken up by hills, which in the western portion rise to the height of 2,000 feet. The length of the Lower Peninsula from north to south is 277 miles; its greatest breadth east and west, 259 miles. Saginaw and Thunder Bays on Lake Huron, and Grand and Little Traverse Bays on Lake Michigan, form natural harbors of great size. The surface is generally level, but there are some irregular hills in the south, and the bluffs and sand hills bordering on Lake Michigan are from 100 to 300 feet high. The Upper Peninsula is 318 miles in length from east to west, and from 30 to 164 miles in width. The western portion of the peninsula is largely given up to mining, but in the east, farming is attended with the most favorable results. In both divisions "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee" is in general use. The total length of the Lake shore is 1,620 miles, exclusive of the frequent bays and inlets, and the State contains numerous rivers and small lakes.
    Michigan is a State of great climatic differences. The climate of the southern portion is comparatively mild, but that of the northern is cold and rigorous in winter. The Climate is healthy and the death rate low.
    Population in 1880, 862,355 males, 774,582 females, of whom 1,248,429 were of native, and 388,508 of foreign birth; white, 1,614,560, colored, 22,377.
    Estimated population 1890, 2,250,000.