Southern California: An Authentic Description of Its Natural Features, Resources, and Prospects

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Bureau of information print, 1892 - California - 98 pages

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Page 6 - California by means of irrigation, and that without it crops would be a failure. For all grains and winter crops irrigation is not employed. Corn is irrigated in some localities, being a summer crop, but is successfully grown in many places without irrigation. Upon some lands, after a crop raised without irrigation has been harvested, another is raised by means of irrigation. On irrigated land, two or three crops a year are frequently raised by alternating barley, hay, corn, and potatoes, or other...
Page 52 - Every State in the Union, and almost every country in the world, are numerously represented.
Page 2 - all-the-year-round climate," pleasing in summer as well as winter. There is none of the depressing heat or the insect pests which drive visitors from Florida as soon as summer commences. It is not an enervating climate, but bracing and full of electricity; a climate that makes the sick well and the strong more vigorous.
Page 2 - Then as the mountains are climbed, cool, bracing air is again encountered. On a winter's day the traveler may breakfast by the seashore, after a dip in the ocean, lunch amid the orange groves and dine in the snow fields of the Sierra.
Page 13 - On some large ranches, wheat has averaged a yield of a ton to the acre. About 1,300 pounds is considered a good average.
Page 3 - In hundreds of cases invalids make an entire recovery of health, and in other cases the disease is stayed and many years of life gained

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