Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill, 1922; Hearing[s] Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1922. Sixty-Sixth Congress, Third Session Volume 1

Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill, 1922; Hearing[s] Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1922. Sixty-Sixth Congress, Third Session Volume 1

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...have to telegraph by means of lights, either by day or by night, to the grocer in Wenden, 16 miles away, asking him to bring to the foot of the trail, 11 miles by auto, such and such articles. We then arrange with this old man to go out and, in the course of an afternoon, find his burros, which are scattered out over the mountain and requiring several hours to pick them up. Then the next morning he goes down to the foot of the trail and brings up these supplies, the trail being about 5 miles. The mail comes up at the same time and this occurs about once in 10 days. So for our mail and our supplies we are dependent upon that precarious method. The Chairman. You picked out a very attractive place to locate. Mr. Abbot. Well, the weather picked it out for us, sir. You see, we have to go to the desert in order to get cloudless conditions, and when we get to the desert we find a place where people do not locate to live for pleasure, so that there are very few people there. Mr. Magee. How is the climate there in the winter time? Mr. Abbot. I have not yet spent the whole winter there, but Up to the time I left on Sunday morning, which was the 21st of November, the coldest we had it was 36 Fahrenheit. One morning there was frost on the ground. There had been no rainfall of as much as a quarter of an inch for the 65 days that we have been in that neighborhood. I am entirely pleased with the location. The weather is perfectly satisfactory for it thus far. The cloudlessness is beyond anything we can expect in any other part of this country. The Chairman. Where do you get your water supply? Mr. Abbot. Well, the old man brings that up vith the burros, twice a week. We get about 30 gallons of water a week to last for all purposes, that is, taking baths, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 590 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,039g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660862
  • 9781236660862