The Sunset Volume 3

The Sunset Volume 3

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... joined for the trip through the King's River Canyon via the Sequoia and General Grant National Parks (region of big tree groves) Kings River Canyon is counted by competent observers second only to Yosemite in impressive grandeur. Individual outfits and guides are necessary and the trip from Sanger occupies from two to three weeks. FRESNO Fresno is the county seat of Fresno County, the geographical center of the state and has a population of 12,000. It is the center of the most important raisin-growing section of the state and the yearly product is from 60,000,000 to 70,000,000 pounds. Out from the citv, miles of vineyards stretch away in every direction, and within the city are immense establishments for seeding and packing the fruit. Great wineries, vast grain fields and fruit orchards tell of the fatness of the soil. The elevation of Fresno County is from 145 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level and climatic variations consequent give a wide range in horticultural and agricultural products. The yearly output of wine is upwards of 2,500,000 gallons. One winery has a capacity of 500,000 gallons. There are many vineyards of from 500 to 1,000 acres each and several of these great tracts are frequently under one ownership or management. From the forests of Fresno County 45,000,000 feet of lumber is cut annually. There are 35,000 acres of raisin vineyards. The combined acreage of Fresno's grain fields is over 140.000 acres and of orchards upwards of 6,000 acres. These few figures will serve to indicate the fertility of this favored land, that will be more clearly revealed by a drive through the territory adjacent to the city. By all means do not pass Fresno. Thirty miles north of Fresno, on main line, is Berenda. Here a twenty-one-mile branch...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509382
  • 9781236509383