Santa Fe 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 101 - ... commander, or governor, and whether he presided over a kingdom, a province, a department, or a Territory, this has been his official residence. From here Onate started, in 1599, on his adventurous expedition to the eastern plains; here, seven years later...
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 103 - Mexican standard, with the eagle and the cactus, was raised in token that New Mexico was no longer a dependency of Spain ; from here, on the 6th day of August 1837, Governor Perez started to subdue the insurrection in the north, only to return two days later and to meet his death on the 9th, near Agua Fria ; here on the succeeding day Jose Gonzales...
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, and near Galisteo Creek, as well as on the Pccos River. The extraordinary condition found at the Madrid field is scarcely paralleled in any other...
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 27 - Mexico, and in the mountain regions more especially, the rarity and 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 without the least manifestation of decomposition argue most strongly against bacterial development.
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 51 - POTATOES. By many the potato has been considered an impossible crop, and yet the value of the potato crop in 1903 was nearly $50,000. The difficulties in growing potatoes seem to be those of varieties and management under irrigation. Colorado failed in its first attempts to grow potatoes, but now this crop forms an important source of wealth in the Centennial State.

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