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2 v TflE AUGT3S. THURSDAY, MARCH 29. 1894.
Galveston County, Texas. .
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would you like a nome wnere you have sunshine and roses with you always; where ice ana snow are strangers,
and in summer fanned and cooled by the healthful and invigorating breeze, fresh from
the grand old Gulf of Mexico, and withall, where health and plenty abounds? If so,
Alta Loma is the place. It is 17 miles from Galveston and 35 miles from Houston, on
the main line of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railway. Think for one moment of
its superior and advantageous location; on the one side direct by rail 17 miles distant
is the great port of Galveston, "the New York of the Southwest," with a population of
40,000 people, and under the stimulating effects of the magnificent gift of Uncle Sam
of $6,200,000 for improving the harbor, is with increased trade and commerce, mov
ing, with unfaltering steps, steadily on to greatness.
On the other side direct by rail 35 miles distant, is the great railroad and manufacturing centre of Texas, Hous
ton, with 50,000 people. Alta Loma is in the very heart and centre of the gulf coasts
magnificent fruit belt. The country is a high orairie sodded with nutritious native
grasses, and the soil is a dark, sandy loam. There is possibly
NO FINER FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
Than the gulf region of Texas, and in saying this we do not barr California. We raise everything they do, and as
abundantly. We make more money from our crops, as we are l,ooo miles nearer the
markets of the norih. We are not compelled to irrigate as they are, as our rain fall is
bounteous and well distributed throughout the year. Many gardners and fruit-growers
in the coast country are making from $5oo to $Soo per acre per annum. Mr.
Stringfellow, who lives only three miles from ALTA LOMA, made from his pear or
chard of 13 acres $5,246 net last season after paying all expenses of picking, shipping,
commission, etc., and now as the telegraph wires are singing the sad requiem of the
death of the fruit crop over nearly the entire union, glad tidings are flashed from the
coast country of Texas in these words:
Shipping Strawberries and Vegetables,
Pear Crop and Other Fruits Will be
The Largest in the History of the Country
The lands at Alta Loma are subdivided into 10, 20 and 40-acre tracts, every tract having a 40-foot road leading to it. Alta Loma has a good depot, sidings, etc., stores anfpostoffice, and has a
nice settlement of northern people for a place so young. Over 500 acres was set to fruit there this season. Alta Loma is the location for the fresh water supply for the city of Galveston, which
is obtained by artesian wells. A fine graded road leads from Alta Loma to Galveston over the iron wagon bridge, crossing the bay, csnnecting Galveston with the main land. Mr. J. O. Lo
gan, No. 1917 Fourth avenue, and W. E. Hilton, 708 Twenty-fourth street, Rock Island, 111., members of the committee appointed by the Rock Island Fruit Growers association of Texas, m
make investigation of Texas as to the best and most practical location for the members of the association. After a personal investigation of Alta Loma, said committee reported in favor of
Alta Loma. These gentlemen are old citizens, and we respectfuJly refer any of the public who feel interested to them as to the actual facts regarding Alta Loma.
For particulars, prices, terms, etc., call at Koester & Martin's office, 1815 Second avenue, Rock Island, where Mr. M. S. Waller, the president of the Alta Loma company, can be seen.
Mr. VValler is arranging for an excursion leaving Rock Island for Alta Loma April 10. One fare for the round trip; tickets good for 30 days. We do not want you to invest in these lands
v until you have seen them yourself, and to all persons making an investment of $500 or over, the price of the railroad fare will be refunded. In the evenings Mr. Waller would be pleased i
meet any one feeling an interest at room 66, Rock Island house. Saturday ev ening next the Rock Island Fruit Growers association meets at Koester & Martin's oftice, 1815 Second avenue. A
cordial invitation is extended to the public, to any and all who would like to hear of Texas, the coast country, and Alta Loma. - '