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New tracks in North America : a journal of travel and adventure whilst engaged in the survey for a southern railroad to the Pacific Ocean during 1867-8

Author: William Abraham Bell
Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall ; New York : Scribner, Welford, 1869.
Series: Library of American civilization, LAC 22279.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : Master microform : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 14014666
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Abraham Bell
OCLC Number: 11075115
Notes: Illustrated title pages.
Master microform held by: LrI.
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 22279).
Description: 2 volumes, plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: v. I. pt. I From the Mississippi River to the Rio Grande del Norte. The capital of the West ; Eastern Kanses ; Life on the plains ; General features of the far-western plains ; A fortnight at Fort Wallace ; Crossing the desert from Fort Wallace to the Arkansas River ; The valley of the Purgatoire ; The Raton Mountains ; Red River Valley ; The Rocky Mountain coal-fields ; Fort Union ; The Placer Mountains ; Santa Fe --
pt. II. The Native races of New Mexico and Arizona. The semi-civilised tribes ; The wild tribes ; The aztec ruins of New Mexico and Arizona ; New Mexico when discovered by the Spaniards ; The rise and fall of Aztec power in northern Mexico. v. II. pt. III. From the Rio Grande del Norte to the Pacific Ocean. The Rio Grande Valley ; The Miembres Mountains and the Rio Miembres ; The Burro Mountains, the Madre Plateau, Fort Bowie, and what happened there ; From Apache Pass to the Aravaypa Ca~non ; The Aravaypa Ca~non ; The Gila Valley and southern California ; Sonora ; Hermosillo ; The Gulf of California ; Natural resources of Sonora ; How the surveyors fared on the 35th Parallel ; Central Arizona ; Passage of the Great Ca~non of the Colorado by James White, the prospector ; Return journey via Salt Lake --
pt. IV. The Pacific railways. History of the project ; The Omaha Line ; The Kansas Pacific Railway ; The Northern Pacific Railway ; Future prospects ; Emigration --
Appendices. A. Botanical report, by C.C. Perry, M.D. ; List of plants collected on the survey ; B. Routes examined and surveyed ; C. Photography.
Series Title: Library of American civilization, LAC 22279.
Responsibility: by William A. Bell ... with contributions by General W.J. Palmer, Major A.R. Calhoun, C.C. Parry ... and Captain W.F. Colton ...

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