Report Volume 9-11

Report Volume 9-11

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Surveyor General Pierce, Judge Steck and Mr. Tritch planted a few trees, and possibly a few others planted some. Mr. DuBois is of the opinion that he planted some trees earlier than that date around his lots, where he had a Jivery stable, and he may have done so, but there was no water to irrigate the trees until in 1865. I could tell some amusing stories about our water rights then, and the defense of the water rights in which Judge Steck and other prominent citizens were interested. If Mr. DuBois planted trees earlier than that time he watered them with a bucket from a well. I planted some trees along Arapahoe street near Fifteenth in the spring of 1865, and I watered them with a bucket, carrying the water from the Pierce ditch. That was the beginning of tree planting, and it was successful, so that the next year a good deal of tree planting was done. Our trees were mostly cottonwood, and since that time the cottonwood tree has been abused a great deal. Some people complain that it is not neat and handsome, and even that it is a nuisance. I think it is an unjust charge. While the cotton does fly from the trees during a certain short period of the summer, and is somewhat disagreeable, yet it is seldom so, for it is what some people term as clean dirt. There is nothing unhealthful about it and not much that is disagreeable. It is a native of the country. It makes a shade tree quicker than any other, and I still think a good deal of the cottonwood shade tree, as most old timers do. The next tree planted was the boxelder; that, too, has since come in for a great deal of condemnation because it is infested with worms. That condition did not exist in the early days, and does now only in places. The pest began, according to my observation, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758757
  • 9781236758750