1848 6 1 3723 29038 02 4 10ISABE*_N 1 5 \ 165 20779701 69 5 0 1 FFFFFF77AAAAAAAAAAAA 99 0 790044118480601 \ 3714N 6937W NW 51 NW 57 NW \ 51 201A.STEWART NEW BEDFORD WHALING V\ OYAGE 2620 199
In a recent bulletin of the Superintendent of the Census for 1890 appear these significant words: "Up to and including 1880 the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line. In the discussion of its extent, its westward movement, etc., it can not, therefore, any longer have a place in the census reports." This brief official statement marks the closing of a great historic movement. Up to our own day American history has been in a large degree the history of the colonization of the Great West.