Southern California: comprising the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura (Google eBook)

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Southern California Panama expositions commission, 1914 - California, Southern - 263 pages
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Page 5 - O'er the giant, new-born West, But of all the lands God fashioned, 'Tis this land is the best. Sun and dews that kiss it, Balmy winds that blow, The stars in clustered diadems Upon its peaks of snow ; The mighty mountains o'er it, Below, the white seas swirled Just California stretching down The middle of the world.
Page 237 - ... map of the United States, Alaska spread from Georgia to California, with Ketchikan in the extreme southeast and Attu, a military port, in the extreme northwest. The entire territory lies between the meridians of 130 and 173 west longitude and the parallels of 5130' and 72 north latitude. It is bounded on the south by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by Bering Sea, the Pacific Ocean, and Arctic Ocean, on the north by the Arctic Ocean, and on the east by Canada. Over one third of the land...
Page 205 - ... miles. The land rises gently from the ocean a distance of from 30 to 60 miles to a chain of mountain peaks, forming the backbone of the county, descending again rapidly to the Colorado River Valley. The arable portion of the western slope is divided into a series of irregular terraces or plateaus. The Tia Juana, Otay, Sweetwater, Mission, Soledad, San Dieguito, Agua Hedionda, San Luis Rey, and Santa Margarita or Los Flores valleys, form the lower or coast terrace, comprising a large acreage of...
Page 261 - Canal in 1914, celebrated the following year by the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco, seemed to promise unlimited growth of California's maritime trade.
Page 43 - ... greater cheapness of gas as compared with coal. This economy results from a saving in labor and wear and tear of plant, and from the fact that a more uniform temperature can be secured by the use of gas than by the use of solid fuel. CHAPTER 6. REVIEW OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA. 12.6.1. The existence of petroleum in California has been known for many years. From time immemorial the California Indians used this mineral, in the form of asphaltum, for various purposes. In the early...
Page 205 - There are approximately 600,000 acres of tillable land in the county, much of which is still used for grazing or for growing crops not requiring irrigation because the available water supply has not been developed.
Page 43 - ... worm, making burning oil for the San Fernando Mission, and in later years oil so collected was shipped by wagon to Polhemus refinery at Los Angeles, and even to the Metropolitan Gas Works at San Francisco. It is recorded that on January 28, 1867, twelve barrels of oil were shipped from Pico Canon, and in 1874 the output is said to have been as high as ten barrels per day, this being entirely seepage oil. A well is said to have been drilled in this canon, by the old spring-pole method, as early...
Page 231 - The normal tide is 6 feet. It is 16 miles from the harbor mouth to the head of the bay, where the depth is 20 feet. The city owns the water frontage and 1,460 acres of tidelands, and has spent $1,500,000 in pier construction.
Page 158 - Mosquite, Malheur County. Mosquite is a locality in the northeast corner of the county, on the west bank of Snake River ten or a dozen miles north of Ontario. Mosquite post office was established April 18, 1893, with one Shepherd first postmaster, but with what given name and of what sex cannot be determined from available records. The office was finally closed May 31, 1911. The name is obviously intended...
Page 163 - ... IN SAN BENITO COUNTY. Acres in Trees. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. San Bernardino is the largest county in the State, comprising within its area 23,476 square miles, or 14,200,000 acres. It is bounded on the north by the State of Nevada and Inyo County, on the east by Arizona, on the south by San Diego, and on the west by Orange, Los Angeles, and Kern Counties. The greater part of this vast area is desert, the only arable land of consequence lying in the southwest corner of the county, surrounded by...

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