Publication: The Henry O Shepard Company, Printers, 1898, Chicago
9-1/2" x 7-1/4" printed wrappers with a map of the Illinois & Mississippi Canal on the back cover. [xxxii]. Advertisements at the beginning and end of the brochure. List of Illustrations. 116pp. including wrappers. [xxxiii-lxxii]. Numerous black and white photographs. Index to Contents. Index to Advertisements. "This Arsenal Will Be The Grand Ordnance Manufacturing Establishment In The Missisippi Valley, Erected At Great Expense To The United States, And With A Larger Capacity, When Completed, Than Any Other Arsenal Within Our Borders." "Three cities and their industrial interests, with an historical and descriptive sketch of the national armory and arsenal, the location, manufacturing facilities, and business advantages of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline, and Milan, Illinois--their commerce, population, schools, churches, and present condition." Descriptions of the railroad bridges, street cars, telephones, banking, Fort Armstrong, photographs of the country's many arsenals and costs, the great water power, the arsenal at war, field and siege carriages, Commandants at the arsenal, the future of the arsenal, information pertaining to the Illinois and Mississippi canal and much more. Light wear to spine ends and extremities else a very good informative brochure.
Inventory Number: 37879