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THE CASA GRANDE VALLEY.
Information for Those Seeking Homes In the Garden Spot of the West. Pinal comity us organized in M from .portions of Pima.. Manwi'li Vsmire counties, ami contains an are:i of f Vf' ? mil.-s.or3.4S5.5a) acres, oue-tl.ird of .1 Mh could he umrfe productive by a systematic storutfC of tiiu surplus water now running- to waste. Next to Maricopa it is the most im portant agricultural county iutho Territory. It it traversed from east to west t the i.....k...n Pian railroad, and a branch of the ereat Santa Fe system Know approacft ia frwm the aorth. The objective poi.it of this r. is a connection with the ho ma road. f the same system. Ihe M"" Paciiic is also huildinu a this iiwwi. from Tempe.und it i confidently he "Vj work will ot. cease until the 'M wal holds are reached and made with another branch of that rood run Bing from Bowie to ttl.be and bow complet ed to Fort Thomas. . Thus it will he seen that Final "' the theater of railroad building at the pres ent time, and in.ide of a year Florence, tie county seat, w ill Ue A BAILHOAO CK5TBB. At present It sontaias a population fof about i:JO. but with the completion of tnese two railroads and the Butte reservoir no ity in Ariaona can approach it for advantages, and a large increase in ,1M11"' tijn will follow. Florence is at an elevation of 15:.S feet ahve sea level, situated near the tiila r'.Tur, twenty-six miles northwest of the railroad station of Casa Grande, with wuu n i. i. vv an eleiruntly quipiie daily statre Una. (ioinz and comin "ukcs rua bv the oiu i.asa utuu - ---psisjentters are allowed a short time to in spect them. There are many handsome prl Yute,rei.lenees in Bloreuce, several brick tores. Rood howl, an excellent graded school employing four teachers, churelies, sacret societies a Commercial Club, a news paper (the only one in the county), and tlie hanrisainest court house in the Territory. Here is hold the United states Court for tlie district compased ef kiila. Uraham ana Final counties. The streets are lined wltn shaile trees, which impart an air of comfort on the warmest day. MUDUCTa OF THS VALLST. fJnllke the Salt river, the watera of the Ciia ara fresh and pnre; the oil contains no alkali, is a deep, rich gray ash, especially adapted to the fc'rowth ef the prune, olive, Hlmoi.l. peach. fit?, pear, apricot and fruits of all kinds, which pay largely on the ii.vest meiit. It is alto the natural home of alfalfa, which grows in the most prolific manner. The grape does exceptionally well in this valley. au-J wine and raisin culture is destin ed to beeome a prominent industry. Citrus fruits have been cultivated t a 'limited extent; there are a number of ernnee trees in the neighboi hoetl of Florence which bear their ceiden fruit each year without pro tection, und a few ditta palm trees are also in full bearing. The season is from six weeks to two months earlier than SouthcruCahfor nia, which gives fruit growers an appreciat ed advantage in THS BABLY MAHSBT3. Tfie absence of foes and nightly dews is a. formidable obstacle to the destructive and unsightly scale-bug, and the fruits of the vullev are all bright and clean. All the agri cultural products of temperate and semi tropic zones are easily grown here, the long seasons giving a succession of crops tbat double or treble the productive value of the land. PRICES OI LAXD. Improved lands, with government title and water right, can be bought for from -D to $5"J per acre, according to location and im provements, lu the immediate neighbor hood and to the south of the Casa Grande ruiin there are thousands of acres covered with a heavv grow th ef mesqnite timber yet open to settlement. These are among the choicest in the valley. Water in inexhausti ble quantity is found at a depth of from twentv to thirty feet; intact, a river seems tobeiowiug underneath. Here is a splen did opportunity to take up and improve 4a:id with a pumping system of irrigation, whicli is said to be successful on small tracts. "Howiever, with the completion of the Butte reservoir, pumping will be a thing of the past, and it is only mentioned here for the purpose of showiug what can be donet and to magnify tue further fact that what was once considered AS U5IXHABITABLK DESIST is in truth the most productive land on the elobe. and that there is water in abundance to bring everv foot of it under cultivation, onlv w aiting for te mngic wand of capital to "develop it. There is no water-storage scheme on the Pacific coast that has one-half the natural advantages and so few engineer ing difficulties ns the Butte reservoir. Here nature has built the abutments in ever-liv-iu rock, ant! all that is left for man to do is to put in the headgote. the bluffs which form the gorge being only separated by a paltry 2a) feet. A country u drained through this narrowcanyon 2UU miles square, representing 40 OuO square miles, or lurger than Maine and Massachusettscombined. Tberainfa.l is suf ficient to fill the reservoir twice a year, and the land to be brought under cultivation is practically limitless. This may read like a fairy tule. but it is every word true, and has been veriiied time and again; CABA GBAHDB BKSEBVOIB. The reservoir of the Casa Grande Valley Canal company is the largest in the territory. It covers a surface of lOoO acres, with au aver age depth of 12 feet, and contains about eight thousand million gallons of water. It is sit uated fifteen miles southwest of Florence. A levee of earth has been thrown up across n depression in the plain 14,000 feet in length, 123 feet in width at the bottom and 25 feet in width at top, 2 to 1 sloie on each side, and an average height of 25 feet. The waste is regu lated by 8 east iion pipes feet in diameter, set in solid masonry, regulated by gates and tower. This reservoir cost $iyO,QUO. and sup plies water for S.000 acres. Meteorological Statistics. The signal service of tho general govern ment maintained a station at Florence from 1S7 to lSna. The reimrts covering the period from July. lofKI, to April, 1&2, gives the follow ing statistics, w hich may be taken as a safe 5uide to the prevailing temperature given ...I,,? tho cpriM of fcix veas: 1&0. Mean. Max. July "I August I13 September M-g J October November K.l 80 December M. " January 45.7 " February M.7 85 March 54.1 S3 April W.l 100 May '4.7 104 June m US Julv 87. 112 August 84.S 110 September 77.5 103 October 87.4 98 Wemher 52-4 60 December 52.2 81 182. January : 46.4 79 February 4H.5 72 March 5'- i.-ii 82.1 100 ilin. 61 60 4H S2 25 27 21 21 29 4H 45 44 64 62 50 t5 m 23 21 27 25 ii The heat as represented in the above table during the months of June, July and August lq nothing like as unbearable as in the Baslern States, and death from BUSSTBOM is okihowk in fct. in a residence of sixteen yean Arizona the writer has only known two persons to be overcome by the boat, and they recovered. Their condition, however, was more the result of whisky than heat, the air is so dry here that a registered temperature of 110 degrees is not as omires- sive as v) uegrees in nt. iuuis or now ui . Tl. serial Service bureau has recognized this fact, and reports the difference between the apparent and sensible temperature to be fulls SO degrees. At nearly all times there is a ploaspnt breeze; the nights are invariably cool in tlie summer, and out-door labor is performed without serious discomfort to either man or beast on the warmest days. Very seldom does the thermometer get be low the freezing point in winter, and in the gardens of Florence to-day are castor bean plants two years or more old, UNTOUCHED BT BBOST. Orange and lemon trees require slight pro tection miring i","'r "o. until the wood is sufficiently hardened. While it is a popular thing for one to say that ha is "not here for his health, it is an undisputed fact that for all pulmonary ail ments no climate on earth is equal to South ern Arizona, and there are numbers of active, Industrious citizens, with but one lung, who iime here years ago, expecting to live but a f.-w weeks. But for all that, the wonderful Casa Grande valley is something better than B heu.tn reM vrHpv Ivhi alonff the line of tho Southern 'IVtoWat nswucomiaerM om oi iu "''" zona. Great chai'K'es havo been mado. In t 'e apearance of this part of the valley during the lust four years. It was about that long ago that the Florence canal m completed and the work of actual improvement begun. It is useless to deny that under our present water system there is nothing like a Rutti cient water to irrigate this vast body of luud THS CASA QRAXDJ6 VALLEY CANAL is forty-three miles in length and covers 60,uo0 acres of laud, about 7.0LK) of which are under cultivation. It Is so constructed that it van lie easily enlarged and its capacity in creased. A reservoir covering l.rtK acres, having storage capacity 'of eight billion gal lons, in the southeast corner of township ti, range S, gives ample supply of water the year round to all farmers located below it, but those above suffer by a shortage of wuter curing a few weeks in summer. It is proposed to remedy this by the con struction of a huge reservoir at the Buttes, fifteen miles northeast of Florence. Com petent engineers have examined and reported upon the scheme aud pronounee it feasible. Is the Clondyke Uncsrallelod! From the Los Angeles Express. The recent placer discoveries in Alaska have been widely published as "richest in the history of the world. ' This is a very extravagant statement, aud is probably mads by people who have little knowledge of the history of gold mining. That the ground thus far opened on the Clondyke is very rich is unquestionable; but the rich territory appears to have been pretty well determined already , and its extent, compared with many other placer fields of the past, is quite limited. And, rich as nave been found the beds of Bonanza and El Dorado creeks, they are not without parallel in the past, not only in California, but in other parts of the Pacific Coast. California stands out pre-eminent as a gold producer, with a record of over $1,200,000,000, of which more than three fourths is the product of placrs. Re markable as the Clondyke is, there was many a Clondyke iu value fonnd along the American and Feather rivers in the early fifties and in other sections of California. But California is not alone on the Pacific Coast for marvelous records of rich plncer mines. In 1860 were discov ered the Cariboo mines of British Co- lumbia, which in some respects appear to resemble the recently discovered Clondyke mines. They were located 600 miles further south, however, and in a far more temperate climate, and, although about 600 miles from the sea board, they were more easily reached than are the Clondyke mines. Early in 16G2 about 5000 miners had crowded into the inhospitable region. A ma jority of tbem were unsuccessful, but few "struck it rich." On Antler Creek some of the richest gravel was found, and it is a matter of history that in 1861 the daily aggregate production of the creek was $10,000. Individuals made as much as $1000 a day. In three weeks' washing one company of three men obtained $S3,000 ; another of three men $37,500; another of the five men $26,000, and still another of six men $28,000 in the same period. A number of other creeks in the same vicinity were large producers, but it was re served for William Creek to become the greatest producer of the Cariboo region, which in seven years is credited with a product of $25,000,000. The first discoveries on William Creek were in shallow ground and surprisingly rich. In some claims over 100 ounces of gold per day were obtained for the entire working season. The Steele mine, in a space of 25x80 feet, yielded $105,000 in two months. At Barkerville a company sank a 6haft fifty or sixty fert and struck very rich gravel. The Diller Company followed with another shaft and washed out in one day.2Q0 pounds of gold, or nearly $50,000. This is in excess of anything reported on the Clondyke. A veracious chronicler says that "some claims yielded 100 ounces and more daily during the season, three taking out $100,000 each between October, 1862, and January, 1863. The Cunningham turned out over 600 ounces a day on several occa sions; the Caledonia yielded at one time from $5000 to $6000 a day; and the Cameron and Tinker were not far behind." In 1864 the Erickson claim yielded in seven weeks 10,042 ounces, amounting to $160,672. Among tlie most Eanguine predictions sent out from the Condyke country are that the eventual yield along the frontage of Bonanza and El Dorado creeks will amount to $1000 per fropt foot. This it will be seen from the following extract from well authenti cated records of production, was ex celled on William Creek in many cases : Adams Company, 100 feet $ 50,000 Steele, 80 feet 120,000 Diller, 50 feet. . 240,000 Cunningham, 500 feet 270,000 Burns, 80 feet 140,000 Canadian, 120 feet 180,000 Neversweat, 120 feet 100,000 Moffatt, 60 feet 90,000 Tinker, 140 feet.......' 120,000 Watty, 100 feet '. . . . 130,000 The Cariboo region commenced to de cline in 1865, with the exhaustion of the shallower mines, although mining has continued there on a limited scale1 to this day, It is credited with a pro duction in twenty years of between $30,000,000 and $40,000,000 in an area less than fifty miles square.' It will be seen that the mining coun try in Alaska must make an immense record to equal that of little Cariboo, the history of which not one person in a thousand has ever heard, and with It is a good deal to say of anything i that it is the greatest in the history of the world. 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