All about California and the Inducements to Settle There; Third Ten Thousand

All about California and the Inducements to Settle There; Third Ten Thousand

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...adapted to agriculture and fifteen millions to grazing, the balance being mountain and swamp, or tule land. Under judicious management, experience has demonstrated that almost all productions of the soil that are raised elsewhere can be produced in California. This fact is by this time undoubtedly well A few remarks on this important subject would not be out of place in this report. The valley of the San 'oaquin, stretching three hundred miles southward, with an average width of thirty miles, is capable of sustaining a population of one hundred thousand.' The Sacraunento Valley, lying in a northerly direction from Sacramento, will sustain as many or more than the San Joaquin. The western slope of the Sierra Nevada can more than quadruple its present population. known to all observing and reading persons, yet it is well for Californians to keep this fact befor the people, a la Sherman, who made an immense fortune by keeping his lozenges before the babies. There are several magnificent features in these valleys (the San Joaquin and Tulare) probably unsurpassed in the world. The unparalleled grandeur of the scenery; the soil and climate; the facilities for irrigating the whole valley land at a small expense, comparatively; the many large rivers and scores of intervening streams that all spring from the mountains and meander through the land, and empty their waters into the San Ioaquin and Tulare Lake, have a fall from the base of the Sierra Nevadas to the river and lake of about eight feet to the mile, thus giving sufficient force to spread their waters over the plains, by a system of canals and ditches. The picturesque scenery is on a scale grand beyond description. Throughout all the Alpine region, hundreds of lofty peaks piled...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805968
  • 9781236805966