Santa Fé County: The Heart of New Mexico, Rich in History and Resources

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authority of the Bureau of Immigration of New Mexico, 1906 - Santa Fe County (N.M.) - 145 pages
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Page 119 - The Marquis de la Penuela erected this building. The Royal Ensign Don Agustin Flores Vergara his servant. The year 1710.
Page 87 - The first mention of mica in New Mexico was made by Lieutenant Pike in his Report of 1807. He says : "Near Santa Fe, in some mountains, a stratum of talc, which is so large and flexible as to render it capable of being subdivided into thin flakes, of which the greater portion of the houses in Santa Fe and all the villages to the north, have their window lights made.
Page 27 - M 3 purity of the atmosphere, together with the almost constant direct rays of the sun, are the most powerful bactericides known to science to-day. A climate where discarded animal and vegetable substances undergo prompt and rapid desiccation after brief exposure to the atmosphere, with but little manifestation of decomposition, argues most strongly against bacterial development.
Page 89 - Brucker in his assaying furnace, at that time. He states that he was able to obtain a white heat in a very short time and that its lasting qualities were about three times as long as that produced by an equal weight of charcoal. Coal was known to exist in 1870, at several other places: at a point about ten miles south of the anthracite deposits at Madrid; near Galisteo creek; on the Pueblo Indian...
Page 101 - Plymouth by twenty-two years, and has- stood during the 308 years since its creation, not as a cold rock or monument, with no claim upon the interest of humanity except the bare fact of its continued existence, but as the living center of everything of historic importance in the Southwest. Through all that long period, whether under Spanish, Pueblo, Mexican or American control, it has been the seat of power and authority, whether the ruler was called viceroy...
Page 111 - The thrilling and romantic incidents composing its story, the protracted and bloody struggles with hordes of savage Indians, the capture and pillage by hostile Pueblos in 1680, the general massacre of missionaries and explorers and flight of the governor and a few followers in the night to El Paso, the reserving of some of the handsomest Spanish maidens for wives of favored warriors, the desecration and destruction of...
Page 101 - Without disparaging the importance of any of the cherished historical localities of the East, it may be truthfully said that this ancient palace surpasses in historic interest and value any other place or object in the United States. It antedates the settlement of Jamestown by...
Page 53 - It is evident that there are many localities in New Mexico where conditions of temperature are most favorable to the growth of beets. There are also large areas of comparatively level lands which are capable of irrigation. Wherever the temperature of these regions is sufficiently low to permit the proper development of the beet, and where sufficient water for irrigation can be secured, there is good reason to believe that the industry may be established and prove to be profitable.
Page 25 - ... remarkably free from tuberculosis in this region, as has been shown by the researches of Herrera and Lope in Mexico, where the climatic conditions are practically similar to those existing in New Mexico, Arizona, southern Colorado, and portions of western Texas. These investigators report that they found 45 cases of tuberculosis in cattle out of 73,000 killed and examined at the Government abattoir in the City of Mexico. It may be stated in a general way that all specific plans of therapeutic...
Page 37 - He assesses the land for the labor (necessary to clean the ditch and keep it in repair during the irrigation season, apportions the water to each consumer according to the local conditions, and in general supervises all matters pertaining to irrigation. While the apportionment of labor varies, it is generally such that a farmer holding a tract of six acres is required to furnish the labor of one man in cleaning and repairing the entire ditch in the spring, while he who holds twelve acres furnishes...

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