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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877,

BY RICHARD J. HINTON, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

PREFACE.

In presenting this work to the general public, and especially to the in. tending prospector, emigrant, traveler, and tourist, the author and editor can justly claim for it the merit of being the result of a careful and conscientious examination of all sources of information, verified by actual observation and examination. With an experience of twenty years in observing the growth of new territories and states, and some special knowledge and wide travel in connection with Arizona, conjoined with trained habits of noting and stating acquired as a journalist, the editor may fairly believe that he has been able to meet satisfactorily, in this volume, a growing want and public necessity. In this spirit he presents his work to all who are interested in the Territory and its development, as well as to all others who desire to learn what are the characteristics of this “marvelous country.” In doing so, however, he does not claim that there are no errors or mistakes. Doubtless many will be found. He will be pleased to have all corrections forwarded to him, care of the Evening Post, San Francisco. But it is due to himself to say that such errors are far more the result of the carelessness and indifference of persons in Arizona from whom information was sought, than from the want of effort or foresight on the part of the editor. The map attached to this volume has been drawn on the basis of the official Land-Office map-a copy of which was kindly prepared and verified by the United States Surveyor-General, John Wason, Esq., of Tucson. The editor is indebted for valuable notes and corrections to George Tyng, editor of the Yuma Sentinel; to Mr. Bennett, mining engineer, Prescott; to C. E. McClintock, of the same place; and the Hon. C. D. Poston, U. S. Land Register at Florence.

His thanks, and this public recognition of services rendered, are especially due to Alfred Cridge, Esq., of San Francisco, who has aided most effectually in the work of compilation. Without his patient accuracy, care, and assiduous verification of details, this volume would have lacked much of the value that is now claimed for it. The illustrations are chiefly drawn from photographs and original sketches, the district maps being made expressly for this volume. In addition to the map of the Territory, the reader will find a valuable Spanish map, now first lithographed, which gives an excellent idea of the extent of Spanish power at its date, one hundred years ago. The book is fairly launched, and believing it will meet a want, it is now left with hopes for success.

RICHARD J, HINTON.

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Description of Mines, etc., in the several Counties. Yavapai

County: Comparison with Southern Arizona; Minerals and Dis-

tricts near Prescott; Character of Ores; Locators; Towns and

Mills; Copper Mines at Clifton; Coal; List of Locations in Yavapi

County. Pima County; The Santa Cruz Valley; Old Mexican

Works; Mining Districts; Copper, Galena, and Argentiferous

Ores; Coal; Table of Mines in Pima County. Pinal and Mari-

copa Counties; Pioneer and Globe Districts; Mining Camps and

Towns; Descriptions and Locations; Valuable Information; Sil-

ver King; Globe; Stonewall Jackson; Vulture Mine; Copper

Lode; Table of Mines in Pinal and Maricopa Counties. Yuna

County; First American Mining; Castle Dome; Weaver; Harcu-

var; Cost of Labor and Living; List of Mines; Mojave County;

Mountains; Settlements; Minerals and Mines; Table of Mines.

CHAPTER VI.

OVER VALLEY AND MESA.

168

Leaving Yuma. A Picture to be Remembered. Up the Gila. Old

Placers. Coronacion Mountain. Antelope. Oatman Flats. The

Painted Rocks. Montezuma’s Head. The Valley and its Agri-

cultural Capacity. Pima Village. Florence. El Picacho. Tuc-

son. The Landscape. Mirage on the Desert.

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