Annual Report Upon the Geographical Surveys West of the One-hundredth Meridian in the States and Territories of California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1873
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Seite 73 - That whenever by priority of possession rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same...
Seite 29 - Report on the remains of population observed on and near the Eocene Plateau of northwestern New Mexico, by Prof.
Seite 78 - SIR : I have the honor to submit the following executive report of the operations of party No. 1, Colorado section of the expedition for geographical surveys west of the one hundredth meridian, during the past field-season, together with a brief description of the topography and resources of the region surveyed and profiles of present and prospective routes of communications within this area.
Seite 74 - It has been the general policy of the State " to permit settlers in all capacities to occupy the public lands, and by such occupation to acquire the right of undisturbed enjoyment against all the world but the true owner.
Seite 206 - This tree is of extremely rapid growth, and attains a height of 400 feet, furnishing a first-class wood ; shipbuilders get keels of this timber 120 feet long; besides this they use it extensively for planking and many other parts of the ship, and it is considered to be generally superior to American Rock Elm.
Seite 74 - It is very evident that Congress intended, although the language used is not happy, to recognize as valid the customary law with respect to the use of water which had grown up among the occupants of the public land under the peculiar necessities of their condition ; and that law may be shown by evidence of the local customs, or by the legislation of the state or territory, or the decisions of the courts. The union of the three conditions in any particular case is not essential to the perfection of...
Seite 316 - ... piece of iron, a nail and various shell ornaments and beads. Near at hand, to the rear, were a broken mortar and pot, underneath which was a small olla, the whole covering the skull of a child ; and a little deeper, a skull resting upon a fine, large, pear-shaped steatite olla, the outside of reddish color.
Seite 173 - Pinon-trees have taken root within many of the former rooms. Upon asking my Indian guide whether the former inhabitants of this town were obliged to descend the steep and dangerous pathway every day to the creek to procure water, he replied that there were cisterns on the mesa, in which rain, formerly plentiful, was canght.
Seite 2 - Annual report upon the geographical explorations and surveys •/ west of the one hundredth meridian in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana, by George M. Wheeler, First Lieutenant of Engineers, USA; being Appendix LL of the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1875.
Seite 149 - About eighty species of birds, inclnding those observed on a trip to the Gallinas Mountains, were observed within a circuit of fifty miles. The country which this short trip covered was more interesting to an ornithologist than any other of the same extent visited during the season, and it is to be regretted that more time could not have been spent there. Nothing new taken, but the character of the country is well suited to the wants of birds, and both land and water species were numerous. Abundant...

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