The Resources of Arizona: Its Mineral, Farming, Grazing and Timber Lands; Its History, Climate, Productions, Civil and Military Government, Pre-historic Ruins, Early Missionaries, Indian Tribes, Pioneer Days, Etc., Etc

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A. L. Bancroft, Printers, 1884 - Arizona - 414 pages
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A book authorized by the Arizona Legislature in 1881 presents a comprehensive description of the Arizona Territory: its mineral, pastoral, and agricultural resources, towns, and settlements; with a glance at its past history and a few words regarding its future prospects.

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Page 105 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest ? When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
Page 128 - A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky...
Page 319 - Know ye the land of the cedar and vine, Where the flowers ever blossom, the beams ever shine ; Where the light wings of Zephyr, oppressed with perfume, Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in her bloom...
Page 26 - O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires!
Page 13 - ... and Pimas. The Apaches resented the intrusion of the Spaniards by a resistance that did not abate until they were removed to Florida. In May, 1768, the Franciscans succeeded the Jesuits. The missions became ruins until only San Xavier del Bac is the one alone remaining in a state of preservation. The public mind throughout New Spain was wrought up to a high pitch of excitement by the news which Padre de Niza brought on his return. The desire to extend the dominion of the Cross produced In...
Page 345 - Where the car climb'd the Capitol; far and wide Temple and tower went down, nor left a site; Chaos of ruins ! who shall trace the void, O'er the dim fragments cast a lunar light, And say, "here was, or is,
Page 241 - City for twenty-five dollars per ton. The beds are so concealed by a superficial drift deposit, that it is difficult to obtain a clearly connected section of the rocks. A section across the inclined edges of the beds eastward from the mountains is as follows : 7. Drab clay passing up into areno-calcareous grits composed of an aggregation of oyster shells, Ostrea subtrigonalia.
Page 347 - The interior of the house consists of five halls; the three middle ones being of one size, and the two extreme ones longer. The three middle ones are twenty-six feet in length from north to south, and ten feet in breadth from east to west.
Page 27 - The greatest distance from north to south is about 400 miles and from east to west 350 miles. The nearest point to the sea is just under 500 miles.
Page 346 - Coronado, when he led his expedition northwr.rd, two years later. It was then (1540) four stories high, with walls six feet in thickness. Around it were many other ruins, with portions of their walls yet standing, which would go to prove that a city of no inconsiderable dimensions once existed here. As showing its great...

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