Land of Sunshine: Southern California : an Authentic Description of Its Natural Features, Resources and Prospects

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World's Fair Association and Bureau of Information Print, 1893 - 112 strani

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Stran 83 - Tulare, Kings, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Inyo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego. The...
Stran 27 - It is only within the past few years that much attention has been paid to the raising of oats in the Territory. A large acreage was planted to oats this year, and the yield was excellent in almost every locality.
Stran 58 - ... exercise is a possibility every day in the year. Most of the leading religious denominations are represented, not only by scores of churches, but also by one or more religious colleges. The work of the school is further supplemented by an army of specialists in music, painting, and every department of art. The Chautauqua has an active membership of nearly a thousand, and meets annually at Long Beach. Lectures and other entertainments, by home and foreign talent, are of almost daily occurrence....
Stran 5 - The States of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont could all be placed within the boundaries ot Southern California and still leave 1,154 square miles to spare.
Stran 14 - California by means of irrigation, and that without it crops would be a failure. For all grains and winter crops irrigation is not employed. Corn is irrigated in some localities, being a summer crop, but is successfully grown in many places without irrigation. Upon some lands, after a crop raised without irrigation has been harvested, another is raised by means of irrigation. On irrigated land, two or three crops a year are frequently raised by alternating barley, hay, corn, and potatoes, or other...
Stran 59 - Every State in the Union, and almost every country in the world, are numerously represented.
Stran 69 - ... of preparing the ground for cultivation is $7.25 per acre, thus making the first cost of irrigating land $14.75 per acre, taking the county throughout. Cochise County is in the southeastern corner of Arizona, bordering upon Mexico and New Mexico. In altitude it ranges from 3,000 to over 6,000 feet. The northern end of the county is crossed by the Southern Pacific Railroad, from which a branch line runs southward to Tombstone. There are in all 2,372 acres irrigated, the farms being confined almost...
Stran 13 - In the lower valleys the soil consists of a rich alluvinm, deposited by streams in past ages, varying according to the amount of sand or clay which it contains. Here and there are found streaks of this description of land tinged with white alkali, and unfit for agriculture until it has been reclaimed, although there are a few crops which do better in soil which contains some alkali. Among these are beets, asparagus, and pears. The upper valleys possess all grades of this alluvinm, and have also,...
Stran 10 - all-the-year-round climate," pleasing in summer as well as winter. There is none of the depressing heat or the insect pests which drive visitors from Florida as soon as summer commences. It is not an enervating climate, but bracing and full of electricity; a climate that makes the sick well and the strong more vigorous.

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