History of Pomona Valley, California: With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the Valley who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present ...

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Historic Record Company, 1920 - Los Angeles County (Calif.) - 818 pages



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Page 62 - States, and its peaceful inhabitants will enjoy the same rights and privileges as the citizens of any other portion of that territory, with all the rights and privileges they now enjoy, together with the privilege of choosing their own magistrates and other officers for the administration of justice among themselves; and the same protection will be extended to them as to any other State in the Union.
Page 203 - I have remarked that a true delineation of the smallest man, and his scene of pilgrimage through life, is capable of interesting the greatest man ; that all men are to an unspeakable degree brothers, each man's life a strange emblem of every man's ; and that Human Portraits, faithfully drawn, are of all pictures the welcomest on human walls.
Page 81 - ... cents per half ounce. The equipment consisted of more than 100 Concord coaches, 1,000 horses, 500 mules, and 750 men, including 150 drivers. It began as a semi-weekly stage, but was soon promoted to six times a week. The deadly deserts through which nearly half its route lay, the sand-storm, the mirage, the hell of thirst, the dangerous Indian tribes, and its vast length — forty per cent greater than that of any other...
Page 57 - An Act to ascertain and settle the Private Land Claims in the State of California...
Page 37 - Those monuments, and no others, could be lawfully taken, and there was no possible ground for further claiming lands outside the boundaries so, specifically, designated, and pointed out. The language of the decree of confirmation is clear and unmistakable, and is as follows: " Commencing at the foot of a black willow tree, which was taken for a corner, and between the limbs of which a dry stick was placed, in the form of a cross; thence westerly nine thousand, seven hundred (9.700) varas to the foot...
Page 108 - ... more appropriate name than Pomona, goddess of fruits, for the present city is the center of a great horticultural area. The prophecy of the poet-teacher-lawyer, PC Tonner, as written in 1869, has been fulfilled: But San Jose, Sweet San Jose, Thou mountain valley fair, Begirt by half a hundred hills, Enthroned mid beauty rare, Shall see thy towering domes arise Where Phillips herds his sheep; And orange orchards yet shall stand Where Ve jar's mustangs sweep. 175 NOTES...
Page 61 - He also solemnly declares his object to be : first, to defend himself and companions in arms, who were invited to this country by a promise of lands on which to settle themselves and families ; who were also promised a Republican Government...
Page 740 - Pythias and the Woodmen of the World. He is a member of the executive council of the United Sons of Veterans of the Confederacy.
Page 487 - He also graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan, and was admitted to the...
Page 37 - ... varas to the foot of the hills called Las Lomas de la Puente, taking for a landmark a large walnut tree on the slope of a small hill on the side of the road which passes from the said San...

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