History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People, Volume 2

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Pacific States Publishing Company, 1907 - New Mexico - 1047 pages

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While this book undoubtedly contains much valuable history and documentation that may prove useful to genealogists and enthusiasts of New Mexican history, it is written almost solely from the Anglo perspective, and not only diminishes the valuable role played by the Spanish and Native populations in shaping the history of New Mexico, but at times is outright bigoted in it's depictions of them. The book contains "local histories" of the counties of New Mexico, but almost exclusively tells the stories of the Anglo settlers, thereby ignoring, or diminishing impact of the foundations laid by Spanish and Native families years before the arrival of the Anglos.  

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Page 880 - The Legislature of New Mexico observes with pleasure and satisfaction the completion of a line of railroad to the City of Santa Fe, the capital of the Territory, and the rapid extension of the same southward through the great valley of the Rio Grande.
Page 880 - ... railroad to the City of Santa Fe, the capital of the territory, and the rapid extension of the same southward through the great valley of the Rio Grande, "That this event may well be regarded as the most important in the history of the Territory, and...
Page 630 - A hammer weighing over twenty pounds was found to which the wyth was still attached, with its oak handle, — the same scrub oak which is found growing abundantly on the hillsides, — now quite well preserved after at least two centuries of entombment in this perfectly dry rock. The stone used for these hammers is the hard and tough hornblende andesite, or propylite, which forms the Cerro d'Oro and other Cerrillos hills.
Page 987 - ... of the material to be removed, and that which will be necessary to the construction of the dam. In the first place 44,400 cubic yards of rock and earth and 335,000 cubic yards of sand must be removed, in addition to which 5,000 cubic yards of bed-rock must be blasted out to afford ample anchorages. In the construction of the dam, 410,000 cubic yards of Cyclopean concrete must be laid, 114,000 yards of which will be built below the river bed, and 296,000 yards above the river bed. In the manufacture...
Page 901 - Mexico, in 1807, as stated by him, "there are no mines known in the Province except one of copper, situated in a mountain on the west side of the Rio del Norte, in latitude 34. It is worked, and produces 20,000 mule-loads of copper annually. It contains gold, but not quite sufficient to pay for its extraction.
Page 828 - At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the First New Hampshire Volunteers and was later appointed lieutenant of Co.
Page 565 - ... idiot boy who was shot down while standing beside Mariano Barela. It was never possible to get even an approximate list of the wounded. Many were taken to their homes and treated in secrecy. Those who were known are as follows: Pedro Garcia, Hilario Moreno, Jose M. Padilla, Caesario Flores, Oraquia Luna, Juan de Dios Sais, Jesus Calles, Dr. Black, Manuel Nevares, Simon Gallegos, Jesus Barela, Jose Quesada, Isidoro Apodaca, Leandro Miranda, Mateo Madrid, Francisco Lopez, Jesus Lopez and Pilar...
Page 880 - Territory into close touch with the enlightened progress and fruitful modern methods of the Eastern states. "In the early history of the utilization of steam for transportation purposes it was supposed that a country must be settled and developed before it could support a railway, and those who projected new lines followed the great routes which internal commerce had already established for itself and whose facilities it had outgrown. The pioneer railway builders sought to connect the large towns,...
Page 918 - He was reared upon his father's farm and early became familiar with the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist, for until twenty years of age he assisted in the plowing, planting and harvesting on his father's land.
Page 880 - ... heart of the historic and resourceful region in a palace car, which left the Missouri River less than two days before and conveyed its passengers with as much comfort and far less fatigue than is experienced in making the journey from New York to Chicago. The wonderful rapidity with which steel rails had been extended into this sparsely settled country of magnificent distances was not more marvelous than the many striking manifestations on every hand of an astonishing awakening from the slumber...

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