Grand chains of the Rocky Mountains traverse the Territory from north to south, but become Scattered into Short ranges as they progress into the central part. Between these numerous branching ranges are many valleys, watered by rivers ?owing southward from the snow-capped mountains. Broad mesas and plains cover many thou sand square miles above these river valleys. (fig.
Owing to the large expanses of free range, the cattle industry has been a leading pursuit Of the people for many years. TO this was joined the raising of horses, sheep, and goats. With, the in?ux of population many farms are taking the place Of grazing grounds and the ranges are becoming more curtailed year by year.
New Mexico in mineral wealth equals neighboring States and Territories. It has, in common with southern Colorado, large de posits Of copper, gold, Silver, and coal. Big railway combines are being formed to develop the extensive coal fields of northern New Mexico. Although in one Of the Oldest parts Of the United States, these large deposits Of wealth have as yet hardly been tapped in real earnest, but now, with the westward movement, mines, smelters, and mining towns are being rapidly established. Mining, stock raising, the. Operations Of railways, and agricultural pursuits occupy the attention of a large percentage Of the population.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Vernon L. Sullivan
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9781528569422
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
Page Count - 53
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