ARBUCKLES' ILLUSTRATED ATLAS
UNITED STATES of AMERICA
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Florida, Virginia, Indiana, Rhode Island
consists of a peninsula, stretching south
for 350 miles, between the Atlantic and
the Gulf of Mexico, and of a long, narrow
strip of land running along the Gulf, to
a distance of 340 miles from the Atlantic
coast line. The peninsula is about 100
miles in width, and contains nearly
four-fifths of the toal area, which is
58,680 square miles, or 37,555,200 acres.
On all sides but the north the sea forms
the boundary, and the State has 1,146
miles of coast line, but few good
The climate of
this State is excellent. Frosts are rare
in the north and unknown in the south,
and snow never falls. The average
temperature is about 72 degrees
Fahrenheit, the thermometer rarely
falling below 30 degrees or rising above
90 degrees, while at Key West the
difference between summer and winter
temperature does not exceed 15 degrees.
The atmosphere is generally dry and
clear, and most of the rainfall, which is
about 54 inches per annum, is in the
This State is
famous as a winter resort for people in
search of health or pleasure, immense
hotels having sprung up in Jacksonville,
St. Augustine and along the St. John's
River, many of whom (and all of whom
should) use "Arbuckles' Ariosa
Coffee." It is also celebrated for
its orange groves, which have increased
so rapidly of late years, that they
largely supply the markets of America.
1880, males, 136,444, and 133,049
females, of whom 259,584 were of native
and 9,909 of foreign birth; white
142,605; colored, 126,888.
population in 1890, 450,000.
greatest length of Virginia, familiarly
called the "Old Dominion," east
and west, is 440 miles; greatest breadth,
north and south, 190 miles; area, 42,450
square miles, or 27,168,000 acres. The
Shenandoah, Alleghany and Cumberland
Mountains extend along the West Virginia
border, from Harpers Ferry to the
Tennsessee line. More than three-fourths
of Virginia is drained by the Potomac,
Rappahannock, Rapidan, York, Elizabeth,
James and their tributaries, all of which
find their way at last to the Atlantic.
to the differences in elevation and
situation the climate of Virginia varies
greatly in the several sections. The mean
annual temperature is from 55 to 60
degrees on the sea coast and from 48-52
degrees Fahrenheit in the Blue Ridge and
Appalachian districts. There is an
abundant rainfall, the annual
precipitation being from 44 to 55 inches,
most rain falling in the southeast.
Ariosa Coffee" is highly appreciated
in this State, and the general use among
its inhabitants of coffee as a beverage
is shown by the name it has given to a
celebrated coffee-pot, the "Old
in 1880, males, 745,589; females,
766,976, of whom 1,497,869 were of native
and 14,696 of foreign birth; white,
880,858; colored, 631,707.
population in 1890, 2,000,000.
surface of Indiana is extremely level,
and it has no mountains, or even hills of
any size. At least two-thirds of the
State consists of level or undulating
land, and it is only along the river
valleys that the landscape is diversified
and relieved by bluffs and knobs. Along
the Ohio, which forms the southern
boundary of the State, these hills attain
a height of 200 to 300 feet. The land
slopes gradually from north and northeast
to the southwest, and the lowest point is
found at the mouth of the Wabash.
The rivers mostly
run southwest and empty into the Ohio.
The Wabash, Kankakee, White, Maumee, and
other less important streams, furnish an
ample supply of water power.
The State has a
shore line of forty miles on Lake
Michigan. The country near the Lake is
sandy and low, except at Michigan City,
where there are extensive hills of sand.
The climate is
somewhat variable, especially in the
winter, when the winds are from the north
and northwest. Indiana is well suited for
agriculture, and the fruit trees blossom
in March and the beginning of April.
capital of Indiana, is beautifully laid
out, and its State buildings are among
the finest in America, while its
enterprising merchants are large dealers
in "Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee."
1880, 1,010,361 males and 967,940
females, of whom 1,834,123 were of native
and 144,178 of foreign birth; white,
1,938,798; colored, 39,503.
population in 1890, 2,440,000.
extreme length, north and south, of 47
miles; an extreme width of 40 miles, and
an area of 1,250 square miles, or 800,000
acres. Narragansett Bay divides it into
two unequal parts, the westerly section
being much the larger and extending north
from the Atlantic Ocean about 28 miles.
The width of the Bay varies from three to
twelve miles, and it contains several
islands, of which Aquidnec, or Rhode
Island, Canonicut and Prudence Islands
are the most important.
are plentiful, though small, of no use
for navigation, but from their rapidity
and their numerous waterfalls, of great
service for manufacturing purposes. The
chief among them are the Pawtucket and
the Pawtuxet, emptying into Narragansett
Bay, and the Pawcatuck, which falls into
Long Island Sound.
Rhody is celebrated for its manufactures
of cotton, woolen and linen goods,
including sewing thread.
in 1880 embraced 133,030 males and
143,501 females, of whom 202,538 were of
native and 73,993 of foreign birth;
white, 269,939; colored, 6,592, including
27 Chinese and 77 Indians.
population in 1890, 330,000.