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Views of fun and frolic at Nicholstone

View of F. M. Nichols Home, Tuberose Plants and other flowers

Views of Nicholstone City Passenger Depot, Park and Picnic Grounds,

Between Two Cities
The Nicholstone property is located almost midway between the great
and growing seaport of Galveston, on the island of the same name in the
Gulf of Mexico, State of Texas, and the city of Houston, in Harris County,
which is the railroad center of the State. From its natural situation the
Nicholstone City Company lands are provided with a market for all products
at its very doors, with fail and water transportatian to all parts of the United
States. This gives the fruit-grower and truck-farmer the advantage of
being but a few hours removed from the great markets of the Northwest-
a condition the producer has already taken advantage of with profit.

The work of improving the entrance to Galveston harbor, begun some
years since by the United States Government, which appropriated $6,200,000
for that purpose, has been one of the greatest and most successful engineer-
ing feats of the age. There has now been secured a depth of twenty-six
feet of water on the bar, which will admit the largest ocean steamer in the
world. Before the completion of the work it is confidently expected that
a depth of thirty feet will be secured.

The foreign and domestic trade of Galveston amounts to many mil-
lions annually. It is uow the first cotton port in the United States, and
the natural outlet for the grain of the Northwest, over ten million bush-
els of wheat and corn having been exported during the twelve months end-
ing August 31, 1897. For the same period the value of foreign and domestic
imports was $81,415,000, and the total value of exports $90,711,000, making
the total, colume of incoming and outgoing trade $182,126,000.

The carrying trade is done principally by steamers, some of them
of sufficient tonnage to carry 20,000 bales of cotton. These lines ply to
all the principal ports of the world. (Extract from Kansas City Star,
December 12, 1897, from speech'delivered before Kansas City, Mo., Com-
mercial Club by L. H. L. Austin editor Lincoln, Neb., Call: ""When I saw
vessels loaded with from eight to twenty thousand' bales of cotton lying
in the harbor at Galveston, Texas, I could not but marvel at the commer-
Nicholstone on the Bayou
Nicholstone before 1900
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