University of California Publications in History, Količina 11

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University of California Press, 1921

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Stran 2 - In regard to this extensive section of country, we do not hesitate in giving the opinion that it is almost wholly unfit for cultivation, and of course uninhabitable by a people depending upon agriculture for their subsistence.
Stran 21 - Convention, would commence at the port of San Diego, pursuing a direct line to the Colorado River; thence to the Gila and along the valley of the latter to El Paso del Norte ; thence across the state of Texas to its northeastern boundary near the thirty-fourth parallel of north latitude, and terminating at some point on the Mississippi River between the mouth of the Ohio and the mouth of the Red, preferably at...
Stran 165 - BREAKING THE WILDERNESS The Story of the Conquest of the Far West, from the Wanderings of Cabeza de Vaca, to the First Descent of the Colorado by Powell, and the Completion of the Union Pacific Railway. With Particular Account of the Exploits of Trappers and Traders. By FREDERICK S. DELLENBAUGH, author of " The Romance of the Colorado River," " North Americans of Yesterday,
Stran 1 - The commerce on that line could bear no competition with that of the Missouri, traversing a moderate climate, offering, according to the best accounts, a continued navigation from its source, and possibly with a single portage from the Western Ocean...
Stran 83 - ... parallel. Postponing for future operations, if further surveys shall be ordered, the exploration of a route from Salt Lake across the Sierra Nevada to the valley of the Sacramento, Captain Gunnison was directed to return from the Great Basin through the Timpanago canon, or other passes, and across the Weber and Bear rivers, by the coal basin, to such point .f disbandment as his discretion might direct.
Stran 36 - And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby authorized, under the direction of the President of the United States, to employ such portion of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, and such other persons as he may deem necessary, to make such explorations and surveys as he may deem advisable, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi river to the Pacific ocean...
Stran 129 - To us it was a rare sight to be thrown in the midst of a large nation of what is termed wild Indians, surpassing many of the Christian nations in agriculture, little behind them in useful arts, and immeasurably before them in honesty and virtue.
Stran 8 - Mr. Whitney has been unremittingly engaged, at his own expense, since 1841, in collecting information on this subject, * * * and that we are indebted to him for the origination of the project, for the maturity of the first plan, for the large amount of practical information he has brought to bear upon the subject, and for the awakening of public attention to its importance."41 " Sen. Docs., 1845-W, No. 161. "See De Bou7'» Revlew, IV, 1661; and above, p.
Stran 9 - Atlantic railroad communications with Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Natchez; crossing the Mississippi at one or all of these points, roads are already projected, looking further to the west, which, uniting on a common trunk, in the rapid progress of southwestern expansion and emigration, will, in time, be made to course through the new acquired territory of Texas, and by the Mexican provinces to a terminus at Mazatlan, in the bay of California, or, taking a more...
Stran 128 - About the time of the noon halt, a large pile, which seemed the work of human hands, was seen to the left. It was the remains of a three-story mud house, sixty feet square, pierced for doors and windows. The walls were four feet thick, and formed by layers of mud two feet thick. Stanly made an elaborate sketch of every part; for it was, no doubt, built by the same race that had once so thickly peopled this territory, and left behind the ruins. We made a long and careful search for some specimens...

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