A Pocket Atlas of the World; With Descriptive Text, Statistical Tables, Etc. for Reference and General Information

A Pocket Atlas of the World; With Descriptive Text, Statistical Tables, Etc. for Reference and General Information

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Arizona is rich in minerals; gold, silver, copper, and lead are found; mining is the leading industry. Prescott is the capital. Tucson, Tubac, Tombstone, and Yuma are towns of some importance. STATISTICS FROM THE LAST U. S. CENSUS. 46 45 4li 47 15 3t) 42 IB 11 13 Value of farms Value of farm products.... Value of live stock Value of manufactures.... Total wealth Wealth per capita Debt (Territorial and local).. Debt per capita Expenditure for public schools Expenditure per capita.... Value. $1,127,946 614,327 1,167,989 618,365 23,000,000 553.44 377,501 9.33 61,172 7.72 Arizona ranks second in copper, fifth, in silver, and ninth in gold. In 1885 there were 905 miles of railroad in the Territory. CALIFORNIA. See Map LIV. California borders on the Pacific Ocean, and lies south of Oregon and west of Nevada and Arizona. Area, 158,360 square miles; population, 868,686, or 5.4 to the square mile. The Sierra Nevada Mountains extend north and south nearly two-thirds of the length of the State, with an average width of 70 miles. The Coast Range in the west extends the entire length of the State, with an average width of 30 miles. The plateau regions east of the Sierra Nevada and the Colorado Desert in the south-east are parts of the Great Basin. There are two seasons--a dry season from May to November, and a rainy season from November to May. The climate is healthful, and, in general, it is not subject to sudden changes. Wheat, barley, oats, grapes, and other fruits are the principal products. "Wine is extensively manufactured; the annual product exceeds 12,000,000 gallons. Stock-raising and lumbering are important industries. Mining is no longer the leading industry, but the State still leads in the production of gold and quicksilver, and silver is...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608208
  • 9781236608208