New Guide to the Pacific Coast, Santa Fe Route; California, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois

New Guide to the Pacific Coast, Santa Fe Route; California, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...to make use of considerable portions of them. In truth, the new canals, in some instances, are nothing more than the old ones re-excavated. The traveler who is curious in such matters will find abundant material to gratify his curiosity in this neighborhood. In this instance the present writer is unable to contribute anything derived from his personal observation, and is indebted to a recently published article written by Mr. J. H. McClintock of Phoenix for particulars of these ancient relics: In the Salt River Valley was, without doubt, the seat of the highest development of Arizona's prehistoric tribes. Scattered over the valley are thousands of mounds that mark where the ancients' castles and houses of cement and adobe once stood. Long lines of irrigating canals led from the river to the broad plains that stretch away for a score of miles on either side. Occasionally there are seen the ruins of what were plainly great citadels, their walls, for a dozen feet or more, still standing, though covered with the debris of the upper stories. The only systematic and satisfying exploration of these mines was in 1887, by Frank Hamilton Cushing, in charge of the Hemingway Archaeological Expedition. This skilled ethnologist, for his field of operations, fixed upon a buried city about seven miles south of Tempe. This Western Pompeii he termed " Los Muertos," in English, " The City of the Dead." The writer was at the time a near resident, and watched the progress of the work with the utmost interest. The field chosen for investigation turned out all the most sanguine could have hoped for. Within its limits many long, low, gravelly knolls and other elevations, covered with a rank growth of mesquit and sage-brush, proved, under the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496027
  • 9781236496027