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aw iimmivCs - aw - fi FunwHtas - is3Si wmsmmm3R jlKf iaigsL cubic feel tbf water In each twenty - four hours and are capable of famishing abundant supplies for the irrigation of hundred If not thousands of acres Single wells with Scinch - bore provide all the waterneeded on 75 to 1Q0 acres of alfalfa and other crops They are the cheapest methodof irrigation known The average expense of sinking a well i less than 1000 and with the usual luck in securing a flow one well is all that is needed on any ordinary ranch The farmer is thus made independent of canal companies andirri - uwuu euier nws ana ass on aoanuani supply that can be used at all times and in any desired manner Irrigation by artesian water is the very perfection of the process Tulare county is measurably well supplied with railroad facilities though it cannot be doubted that the development of this section would be greatly hastened by the construction of other lines The country Is traversed directly through the centerirom north to south by the Southern Pacific main line At Tulare City is a division headquarters and as a consequence - very large amount of money is disbursed he among the numerous employes and in other ways which adds not a little to the prosperity of the community The east side branch of the Southern Pacific or as it is known the Fresno and Porterville rood passes along the foothills east of Visalia and then swings around to main line of the Southern Pacific When that - road was built f through - this valley there was considerable tdifll - culty Iff locating it and - it was believed by many that it must come to Visalia of necessity After much dis cussion however the line was finally uuiiisw sb w ji3 wu city seven raues j the west As - soon to the peofie learned of the determination to leave them to one side they organized a local company built a railroad to Goshen and in leas than ninety days irom the publication of the determination Of the railroad they had trains running over the branch Two years ago another rojid Was built from Visalia to Tulare where connection is made with the - main line This road now enjoys the greater portion of the traffic froraVflsalia The population of Visalia is now upward of 0500 and shows a steady rate of increase The region tributary to the city is devoted largely to grain And stock growing though large quantities of fruit are reduced and the area devoted to that in - ristry is constantly increasing There is a steady disintegration of large land hold ines eoinz on and acbrresbosdihir steady increase in the number of settlers on Small farms These facts of course have a favorable effect upon the prosperity of Visalia and there is a confidence In the future of the city which is certainly well founded In and about Visalia some of the finest established of other industries are favorable --Hanford The pioneer settlers of the Mussel Slough region began their worki - of reclamation and development over tttehty years ago and were so successful that before many years a railroad was bnilt from Goshen westward At - a - distance of fourteen miles from that place V town called Hanford was laid out and Soon became a trade center of importance It was in 1877 that the town was established and since that time Hanford has passed through many vicissitudes She has sufj fered severely from fire but has kept steadily onward and now is a lively town of over 1500 inhabitants and with a bright future The business portion of the town is mostly built of brick there being several solid and substantial blocks of that material The suburbs are dotted with many elegant and Costly villa residences while substantial farmhouses are to be met with at every turn A 20000 schoolhouse speaks well for the intelligence of tne people ana nve cnurcnes iooe aner their moral i ty There is a large flour mill and several extensive warehouses A 30000 hotel is now in course of erection with artesian well within its court All pst 4 of departure from the main line of the soutnern ractnc roaa into ue lucerne vale - This is a small place but with good promise for the future dependentJargely upon the subdivision and settlement of the surrounding country There are sev era large grain warehouses wheat being as yet theprincipal Item of export There is also acoodhoteL fine school buildine ndin fact the nucleus of thriving piace Traver y ij The first place of Importance foh the Southern Pacific reached by the trayeler sroing south from San Francisco iTraveri only a short distance below the Fresno county line The iplace was only laid out in - 1884 but has made a cood Errowth in the bIx - short years of Its existence and has a population closely approaching a thousand - An idea of the amount of business transacted here can be gathered from the fact that in 18SC there were shipped from this point some - 45000000 pounds of produce While the receipts were over 76000009 pounds There - art feur general merchandise stores three hotels a 20000 roller mill and numerous other business establishments including a connle of live weekly newspapers the Tiding and the ilUIVRUC Two telegraph and two telephone lines

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 30 Nov 1890, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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