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Report on the climate of New Mexico: with particular reference to questions of irrigation and water storage in the arid region

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    Adolphus Washington Greely (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...a torpid civilization, too little active, indeed, to be decadent: the impossibility of securing the application of vivifying capital to a land where titles were of the most uncertain. 9107 3 23 24' IRRIGATION AND WATER STORAGE. IN TI1E ARID REGIONS. Agricultural settlement distinctly implies the home as the center of the farm, tho wife and children as the center of the home: and homes are not to be made in land harried by warlike tribes of savage Indians. The land which produced Geronimo could not be considered safe for settlement, and none would enter upon its dangerous plains or thread its perilous passes save men in whom the spirit of adventure was great, and for such agriculture was no chosen employment. Now, however, the hostile bands have been reduced to submission, and have learned by harsh experience that they must conform to the customs of humanity and the law of the land. It is within but a few years that this desirable consummation has been brought to pass, and already settlement has proceeded apace under the assurance of security. Nor were Indians the only people on the soil when the tidoof settlement poured toward New Mexico from the East. The land contains memorials of Cancasian culture older than any other within tho limits of the United States. It was reclaimed from savage nature when Plymouth was a gloomy wilderness and tho first ax had not yet fallen on the standing timber of Jamestown. In these centuries, while the Castilian blood, which with the sword proclaimed the holy faith upon the mountains, was coalescing with Azteo and other strains, there slowly grew up a system of laws, customs, habits, peculiar to the land and capable of dogged resistance to every improvement which keener activity would suggest. Again, the settler in New Mexico...
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