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OR, THE

IMMIGRANT'S & CAPITALISTS

GUIDE BOOK TO ALABAMA .

FURNISHING THE MOST ACCURATE AND DETAILED INFORMATION CONCERNING
TEE VARIED ELEMENTS OF WEALTH IN ALABAMA, WHETHER OF MINE,
FIELD, OR FOREST, TOGETHER WITH CAREFULLY PRE-
PARED MAPS AND CHARTS ILLUSTRATIVE OF
THE NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES POS-

SLEBED BY THE STATE.

BY:
Rövi 5.F RILAY, D. D.
ADOPTED BY THE STATE BY AN ACT APPROVED FEBRUARY 28, 1887.

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MONTGOMERY, ALA.:
THE BROWN PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS.

1893.

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PREFACO.

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LABAMA AS IT IS, or the Immigrants and Capitalists'

Guide Book to Alabama, undertakes to meet a demand which has long existed. Valuable works

upon

the varied resources the State have been published, but they have not met the popular of demand for a systematic treatise, and one written in the lauguage commou to the people.

Either these works bave been restricted in their treatment, or they have so abounded in technical terms, that. irrespective of the importance of the matter which they have contained, the manner of conveying it has generally been such as to make it of little interest to the average reader. It has been the aim of the author of this little work to write for the people, and to clothe every subject touched upon in such language as to make it not only interesting, but a matter of profit to the average reader. Hence, all 'echnical terms have been eschewed. It is believed that the 1.48 ned who may chance to read tie book will not object to this, while the man unfamilier with scievțific phraseology will appreciate it. The volume is tg. result of much labor, extending

. ili u gh several years. Po secure the most authentic information, th

To ), uired an extensive correspondenco with reliable citizens in every county in the State, and involved much travel and research on the part of the writer. Attention is directed to the systematic arrangement of the volume.

The State is divided into four grand divisions, viz: The Cereal, Mineral, Cotton and Timber Belts.

A general description of the prevailing characteristics of each belt is given, and that is followed by a description of each county in the following order: Date of formation, after whom or what named, population in 1870 and 1880, number of whites and blacks, area, number of acres of tilled land, how divided among the products, production of cotton, topography of the county, its fruits, minerals, timbers, streams,

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