The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography, Topography, and Scenery; Climate; Agriculture and Commercial Products; Geology, Zoology, and Botany; Mineralogy, Mines, and Mining Processes; Manufactures; Steamship Lines, Railroads, and Commerce; Immigration, Population and Society; Educational Institutions and Literature; Together with a Detailed Description of Each County ... (Google eBook)

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H.H. Bancroft & Company, 1868 - California - 696 pages
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Page 12 - Colorado, at a point where it intersects the thirty-fifth degree of north latitude; thence down the middle of the channel of said river to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, as established by the treaty of May...
Page 2 - Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California, very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it was peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they lived in the fashion of Amazons.
Page 66 - the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Page 397 - ... between the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Sierra Nevada on the west, in which are the great silver mines of Nevada.
Page 13 - Colorado, at a point where it intersects the 35th degree of north latitude; thence down the middle of the channel of said river, to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, as established by the treaty of May 30th, 1848; thence running west and along said boundary line to the Pacific Ocean, and extending therein three English miles; thence running in a northwesterly direction, and following the direction of the Pacific coast to the 42d degree of north latitude; thence on the line of...
Page 51 - Thus circumstanced, we find ourselves threatened by hordes of Yankee emigrants, who have already begun to flock into our country, and whose progress we cannot arrest.
Page 44 - Reverend Father: I understand, through the medium of one of your Christian Indians, that you are anxious to know who we are, as some of the Indians have been at the Mission and informed you that there were certain white people in the country. We are Americans, on our journey to the River Columbia ; we were in at the Mission San Gabriel...
Page 544 - ... per lineal foot, varying with the cost of labor and the character of the rock to be excavated. The end of the tunnel is designed to be from fifty to one hundred feet, or perhaps more, beneath the bottom of the gravel, at a point where a shaft or incline is sunk through the gravel and bed-rock to intersect it. It obviously demands careful engineering to carry out works of such magnitude with the accuracy required, and for the want of sufficient care or skill in this particular, years of costly...
Page 209 - District comprises the area bounded on the north by the State of Oregon, on the east by the State of Nevada, on the south by...
Page 43 - ... that he found it impossible to return by the route he came, as his horses had most of them perished for want of food and water ; he was, therefore, under the necessity of pushing forward to California, it being the nearest place where he could procure supplies to enable him to return. We further state as our...