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1872 Excerpt: ...a field of labor which would undoubtedly prove
highly remunerative. Covered with rich grasses all the year, having
an abundance of fine timber and building-stone in the neighboring
mountains, it will yet prove to be one of the richest districts of
the Southwest. In this favored section should also be included the
valley of the Sonoita and the country around Cam Crittenden, which
will, however, be treated of under the proper head. 'The rivers and
streams are the Gila and its tributaries, some of which, however,
sink before reaching the main stream. The Gila rises in New Mexico,
in the mountains north aud west of Fort Bayard, flows in a tortuous
course to west and somewhat to the south until it reaches the
Colorado, at or near Fort Yuma. It is a very narrow stream, with a
swift current, shallow during most of the year, but in the rainy
season vastly increasing its volume. Its banks are fringed with
cottonwoods, ash, and willows. Shortly after crossiug the one
hundred and ninth meridian it passes through an abrupt canon, of
no.great depth, but great beauty; another canon, called the Grand
Canon of the Gila, is passed before it meets the San Pedro. Much of
the region through which it flows before passing Mount Trimble and
Mount Graham shows decided evidence of volcanic action, lava,
basalt, obsidian, aud such minerals being found everywhere. West of
these mountains the traces of water are upon all the hills. The
principal tributaries are (iu Arizona) between 109 and 110 west,
flowing in from the north, the Natros, the Prieto, the Bonito, and
another stream to the east of the Bonito, and at present without a
name. The San Domingo is supposed to join it from the south, but is
an underground stream. Between 110 and 111 west are, upon the
north, the Rio San Carlos ...
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