Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis

The estimated product of our Rocky Mountain mines for 1866, is
$50,000,000.

The Western trade of Nebraska City was—in

1863 16,800,000 pounds.
1864 23,000,000 "
1865 44,000,000 pounds.
1866 30,000,000 "

The freightage from this point across the Plains required, in 1865,
11,739 men, 10,311 wagons, 10,123 mules, and 76,596 oxen.

So great is the length of the overland routes, that the trains are able
to make but two through trips a year.

The Union Pacific Railroad already extends 20 miles beyond Fort
Riley. This materially shortens the extent of overland freightage.

Distance from St Lonis to Fort Riley 420 miles.
" " Fort Riley to Denver 460 "
" " Fort Riley to Salt Lake City 890 "
" " Fort Riley to Virginia City 1520 "