Letters from California settlers. 1890

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Letters from California settlers. 1890 - LETTERS Eeceived from Heads of Families who...
LETTERS Eeceived from Heads of Families who have Settled on Land in CALIFORNIA. Bakersfield, Cal., March 14th, 1890. Dear Sir, We arrived here last Tuesday morning, and were met at the station by the representatives of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., the Vicar, and others, and conveyed to the '' Arlington" and the same afternoon were driven round to get a general idea of the neighbourhood and of Rosedale. The next day, accompanied by Dr. Bird, we minutely inspected section 23, digging holes to the dep'th of two to three feet. The soil is of a rich light quality, covered with wild flowers and brush (which appears easily removed), and the irrigating works f-or the section are in a forward state. Everyone we discuss the questions with here expresses an opinion that Rosedale is likely to prove an excellent Raisin producing locality, equal (if not superior) to Fresno. The situation is open, and the climate, since we have been here, clear, dry, and beautiful, with refreshing breezes from the N.W. In section 23 I have selected the second and third plots from the S.E. corner, facing the road from Bakersfield ; Mr. Andrews the fourth, and Mr. Burnett (I believe for himself and those for whom he acts) the next one-fourth section. We were somewhat disappointed at first, not being able to locate on section 23 near the town, which we were led to expect through your representation, and which by some means you appear to have mistaken for section 23 at Rosedale ; on examination however, we found the former not so desirable a situation to reside in as the latter. Advice and every facility has been afforded us by the Southern Pacific representatives, and those interested in the land, to enable us to arrive at a decision, and with apparently every desire that

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  1. The American Settler,
  2. 26 Sep 1891, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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