Border states of Mexico: Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Durango. With a general sketch of the republic of Mexico, and Lower California, Coahuila, New Leon and Tamaulipas. A complete description of the best regions for the settler, miner and the advance guard of American civilization
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Border states of Mexico: Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Durango. With a general sketch of the republic of Mexico, and Lower California, Coahuila, New Leon and Tamaulipas. A complete description of the best regions for the settler, miner and the advance guard of American civilization

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1 AWEllNr ^^ILlBRARYOc. ^tfOJITVJJO'^ awminiver% ^OFCAIIFO/?^ ^OFCAIIFO% c: 30 '^J0^ ^OJUVOJO"^ aMEUNP ^OFCAIIFO/?^ 1 ^iium ^NUIBRARYQr^ ^ >^>^ =o S ^^OJIIV^JO"^ \\}^OFCAIIFO/?^^ 'Or "^/^aaAiNQ-awv ^lOSANC[lfj> ^ 5 o ilii UONVSOl^ %a3AiNfl-3Wv ^(?Abvaani^'^ tllBRARY<9^^ ,\W[UNIVi^>MIIBRARY<9/-, ^ ex ^ /OJIIVJJO^ ^^ %j. juji tmii Jt t' WW.JI I I ^ J>-' nv. A:OFCAll STATESOF.ORDER MEXICO: SlNALOA, CHIHUAHtTASONORA, AND DURANGO. With a General Sketch of the Republic of Mexico, and Lower California, Coahuila, New Leon and Tamaulipas. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE BEST REGIONS FOR THE Settler, Miner and the Advance Guard of American Civilization. Mines,The Mining Districts and the Agricultural and Grazing Regions, Cities and Towns, Location and Distances and Prin- cipal Business Men, Factories, etc., Exports, Imports and Productions ; to which are added, Resources of Mexico, Duties, the Trade with Mexico, How TO acquire Property in Mexico, Rail- Traveling inroads AND the Republic, Collected from all the Works extant on Mexico, and Reports of Travelers, Official RecordSi and Reports ofMining Experts and Old Residents, with Information up to date ; the whole making A Complete Guide FOR TRAVELERS AND EMIGRANTS. BY LEONIDAS HAMILTON. THIRD EDITION: REVISED AND ENLARGED. CHICAGO. 1882. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1881, by HAMILTON,LEONIDAS OfBce of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. O.In the 1X15 - Hl3ir Introduction that a more complete description of the northern part of our sisterBelieving Republic will conduce to the advancement of the mutual interests of the United States and Mexico, the author submits the result of careful inrestigation of the four northern states of Mexico to the public. We respectfully acknowledge our Benjamin R. Rountree,indebtedness to Ex-Governor Monteverde, of Sonora, and Thannhauser, thisJohn A. Robinson, Don (yeledonio Ortiz, L. Gilson, and I. of Jose, many others, for much of the informa-city, and E. C. Hoffman, of San and following pages. We have alco availed ourselves of thetion contained in the almost inaccessible work of Mr. Ward on "Mexico in 1827," fromvaluable and have taken everything of interest applicable to the subject-matter; andwhich we valuable work of Mr. Mowry on Sonora and Arizona, and the impartial Span-the ish work of Francisco Velasco on Sonora, and translated into English by Mr. Wm. Nye, in this city, in 1861, and the work entitled "Travels on the WesternF. Slope of the Mexican Cordillera," by Cincinnatus, and Mr Ruxton's work on "Ad- on "Theventures in Mexico," and the late work of Antonio Garcia Cubas Repub- in Mexico,lic of Mexico in 1876," translated by Mr. Geo. E. Henderson, and and papers, and numerous other works, including pamphlets bothofficial records and Spanish languages. We have also been rendered valuablein the English assistance the Mexican Consul and the Honorable Ex-Judge of the Supremeby Tribunal of Sinaloa and Lower California, Carlos F. Galan, now practicing law in this city, and many other American and Spanish gentlemen, who have kindly ren- dered us every assistance in their power. We have endeavored to give only the facts as we find them, without unnecessary embellishments or fancilul description; the object being to make the contents of travelvalue for reference as well as interesting to persons desiring to through or portions Mexico which given our attention,emigrate to those of to we have for mining, agriculture, stock-raising or forthe purpose of engaging in or ; persons desiring profitable investments in those four states. We have availedto make of every data that we could obtain, in order to give a complete descrip-ourselves tion, together with routes of travel and distances, cities and towns, the principal business men, the resources of Mexico, etc. We have also included, in a con- densed form, a general view of the Republic of Mexico, and the territory of Lower California, and the border states of Coahuila, New Leon, and Tamaulipas. In addition, we have referred to the most important land laws restricting American citizens from acquiring real estate in any of the border states. With the good, opportunities offered in those states, we have also attempted to features, in order to give an impartial work to the pub-point out the unfavorable We compelled condense much of our information,lic. have necessarily been to in order to bring the work within the reach of all, and at the same time give the most important data to the public. In some instances, we have found it exceed- ingly difficult to give as complete information as we desired, and we have, there- fore, been careful to state positively only those facts that could be verified. Respectfully submitted. The Author. Francisco, 1881.San