Resources of the Pacific Slope

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...cause why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted, the court shall appoint two commissioners to go upon the ground and segregate the claims of the parties so refusing to join; and in case they do not agree, they to choose a third party; and said commissioners shall make a report in writing to said court, who shall issue a decree in conformity with said report, which shall be final, except appeal be taken to the Supreme Court within 30 days after issuance thereof. Sec. 5. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the county of Yavapai. Sec. 6. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. Sec. 7. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. The present report indicates the discovery and location of lodes in all parts of the Territory rather than their development. The reader may wonder why lodes offering such rich surface indications, and so generally promising, have not been extensively worked. In explanation, the comparative inaccessibility of the Territory, being off the grand overland lines of travel, and without seaports, must be first offered. JSext the fiendish Apache, the most difficult Indian upon the continent to overcome, and next the limited extent of the placer diggings, or the lack of water for their working. It will be remembered that it was the placers that brought the large population to California, Idaho, and Montana. Had those countries been without such inducements, their growth would probably have been as slow as that of Arizona. After some years residence here the writer is more than ever confirmed in the belief that while there is much to contend with in Arizona, there is much to contend for, and that despite all the drawbacks and...

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