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The Atlantic to the Pacific: What to See and How to See it (1873), by John Erastus Lester


COLORADO.—WEATHER RECORD AT DENVER 1872.

HighestLowestMeanRain and
Melted Snow
January58-2622.7.84
February64-934.7.29
March78439.42.44
April8325492.38
May893561.33.21
June974969.58
July9354712.42
August9452721.71
September9035621.47
October881953.61.30
November69-535.8.81
December60-828.32

The rainfall in 1870 was 12.65 inches; in 1871, 12.53 inches; and, in 1872, 18.77 inches.


NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD.

My readers must be aware of the existence of this Company and informed of its object to connect the great Lakes with the Pacific Ocean. Their plans for the future; the work already done; their land grants and the resources and characteristics of the country through which the line passes, are all set forth in the publications of the Company, which are easily obtained in London, of Jay Cooke, McCullough Company.


TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY.

This Company propose to connect the great Southern cities of the United States with the Pacific Ocean at San Diego in California. The line passes through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, opening for settlement a vast area of favourable country. This Company has for its President Thomas A. Scott, of the Pennsylvania Central, under whose leadership success is assured. Parts of the line are already under construction.



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