The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography, Topography, and Scenery; Climate; Agriculture and Commercial Products; Geology, Zoology, and Botany; Mineralogy, Mines, and Mining Processes; Manufactures; Steamship Lines, Railroads, and Commerce; Immigration, Population and Society; Educational Institutions and Literature; Together with a Detailed Description of Each County ...

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H.H. Bancroft, 1868 - 696 strani
This lengthy treatise contains detailed information on all things pertaining to the natural resources of California in 1868, including early history, geography, topography, scenery, climate, agricultural products, geology, zoology, botany, mineralogy, mining, steamships, railroads, commerce, immigration, population, education and more.
 

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Stran 12 - Colorado, at a point where it intersects the thirty-fifth degree of north latitude; thence down the middle of the channel of said river to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, as established by the treaty of May...
Stran 2 - Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California, very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it was peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they lived in the fashion of Amazons.
Stran 66 - the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Stran 13 - Colorado, at a point where it intersects the 35th degree of north latitude; thence down the middle of the channel of said river, to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, as established by the treaty of May 30th, 1848; thence running west and along said boundary line to the Pacific Ocean, and extending therein three English miles; thence running in a northwesterly direction, and following the direction of the Pacific coast to the 42d degree of north latitude; thence on the line of...
Stran 44 - FATHER: — I understand, through the medium of one of your Christian Indians, that you are anxious to know who we are — as some of the Indians have been at the mission and informed you that there were certain white people in the country. We are Americans, on our journey to the River Columbia. We were in at the Mission San Gabriel, in January last.
Stran 70 - The object of the United States has reference to ultimate peace with Mexico; and if, at that peace, the basis of the uti possidetis shall be established, the government expects, through your forces, to be found in actual possession of Upper California.
Stran 51 - Thus circumstanced, we find ourselves threatened by hordes of Yankee emigrants, who have already begun to flock into our country, and whose progress we cannot arrest.
Stran 92 - Counties; Second Brigade — Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo. San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Napa, and Lake Counties; Third Brigade — San Joaquin, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Fresno, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Merced, Mono, Inyo, Kern, and Tulare Counties; Fourth Brigade — Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, El Dorado.
Stran 45 - I am a long ways from home, and am anxious to get there as soon as the nature of the case will admit. Our situation is quite unpleasant, being destitute of clothing and most of the necessaries of life, wild meat being our principal subsistence. "I am, reverend father, your strange but real friend and Christian brother, "JS SMITH.
Stran 329 - Even the mountains, which retain the snow till a late period, present a high temperature in the middle of the day ; and the presence of snow on their summits in June is owing to the great mass which has accumulated on them, rather than to cold weather. A large district of territory lies between the jurisdiction of the two climates, and subject to their joint influence.

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