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HISTORY OF ARIZONA.

VOLUME VI.

HISTORY OF ARIZONA.

CHAPTER I.
CONDITIONS IN 1867 AND 1868.
GENERAL JAMES E. RUSLING'S DESCRIPTION OF

ARIZONA-FREIGHT RATES GENERAL Rus-
LING'S PARTY JOINED BY GOVERNOR AND
MRS. McCORMICK-ABUNDANCE OF MESQUITE
-THE GILA VALLEY - PAINTED ROCKS

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GIANT SAGUAROMARICOPA WELLS-PIMA
AND MARICOPA INDIANS

INDIANS — MONTEZUMA TUCSON — SAN XAVIER DEL BAC – HEAVY RAINSOVERFLOWING OF THE GILA RIVERCROSSING THE GILA AND SALT RIVERS-FORT McDOWELL — HARD ROAD TO PRESCOTT — AGUA FRIA RIVER—DANGERS AND DIFFICULTIES EXPERIENCED IN HASSAYAMPA RIVER

WICKENBURGTHE VULTURE MINE. In 1867 and 1868, the conditions in Arizona were in all respects bad. The Apaches and the River Indians above Fort Yuma were all on the warpath, besides which, the uncertainty of transportation and excessive cost, with the dangers to life attending the hardy adventurer, made Arizona at that time anything but a desirable place of residence.

In the spring of 1867 General James E. Rusling, as agent of the War Department to inspect the posts of Arizona, accompanied by Ben C. Truman, came into Arizona, and General Rus

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