Excerpt from East-South Missouri: The Counties Immediately Adjoining and Contiguous to the Great River and the City of St. Louis Lying just across the Mississippi River from the great and well-settled State of Illinois, and co-terminous with its southern half, as also with the narrow western end of Kentucky, is the great State of Missouri. In area, the eighth State in the Union, and larger than any State east of or bordering upon the great river (excepting Minnesota), she figures in round numbers 65,350 square miles, or 41,824,000 acres. With an extreme length from north to south of 282 miles, by a breadth of 348 miles, bounded by Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Arkansas, the State lies in the very heart of the country, the geographical center of the United States. Situated between the parallels of latitude 36 30, and 40 30 north, it occupies the most salubrious and healthful portion of the Temperate Zone, .subject neither to the blizzards of the Northwest, nor the northers of the Southwest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.