1880 Old Deer Hunting Guns Trout Fishing Rods Cleveland Ohio New York State
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1880 Old Deer Hunting Guns Trout Fishing Rods Cleveland Ohio New York State:
theshiproom Store FIFTY YEARS
GUN AND ROD
INCLUDING TABLES SHOWING THE VELOCITY, DISTANCE, PENETRATION OR EFFECT OF SHOT,
LEONARD CASE, ESQ.,
GUN TRIALS, BY THE CHICAGO FIELD; HOW AND WHERE TO "HOLD," ETC.
David Wallace Cross (1814 - 1891). He was born in Richland (now Pulaski), Oswego Co., New York. He was educated at Hamilton, N.Y., seminary (now Madison university), and removed in 1836 to Cleveland, Ohio, where he began the study of law. He was appointed deputy collector of the port in 1837, and held the office till 1855. He began the practice of his profession in 1844, was chosen township clerk in 1848, and a member of the city council in 1849. In 1855 he entered extensively into coal mining, and continued in it till 1867. Since then he has been connected with other important enterprises and has done much for the industries of Cleveland. While thus busy, in all these years, Mr. Cross did not neglect life in other and less exciting directions. He was always a lover of the rod and gun, and has done as much as any man in the land for the placing of sportsmanship on a high and manly level. From 1838 and through thirteen consecutive seasons he gave special vacations to the pursuit of deer and other game in the northwestern part of the state, and he had the honor of killing the last deer in Cuyahoga county, in the vicinity of Lake Abram, in 1856. Mr. Cross has from the beginning been one of the most earnest and active members of the Winous Point Shooting Club, and was the founder and is the president of the Oneida Club of New York state. In company with Oliver H. Perry he was the first to discover trout among the rocks of Lake Superior. The result of Mr. Cross’ experiences and experiments, and the sum of his long and skilled observation, can be found in that admirable work Fifty Years with the Gun and Rod. It is no mere record of personal adventure, but an able and scientific work, and is such as could only have been produced by one who combined scientific and scholarly attainments with a long personal experience in the field and on the stream. He gives the velocity of the different “kinds of shot, the angles, the elevations, and the power of the different weapons now in use. He tells all about birds that can be known, and covers his special field better than it was ever covered before. Mr. Cross has also been for years a contributor to Forest and Stream of New York, the American Field of Chicago, the American Angler of New York, and other sporting papers of that grade. He has also done much for fish culture, and was one of the first to successfully plant the California trout in Ohio waters. In 1881 he purchased three hundred acres of land in Oswego county, New York, where he has planted up to this time in the waters running through it two hundred and fifty thousand California mountain trout. His experiments there and at other places, in this line, have been crowned with success. (Appletons' Encyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887)
ENTIRE INDEX OF SUBJECT MATTER COVERED PICTURED BELOW
CONDITION: 133 years old! and in Very Good condition. Chipping to top of spine and some staining to front board as pictured. Wear to board tips. Pages edged in red on all sides. Inside, very nice. Sturdy pages lightly age-toned, no writing, marks or smudges. Charcoal endpapers whole with no splitting along hinges. Both boards securely attached. The book measures 8" x 5 " and has 138 align="center">
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