Publication: The Rio Grande Press, Inc, 1969, Glorieta
First edition thus. 8vo. Originally published in 1897. Red cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine, , 160 pp., plus 25 pages of Tucson Today and index have been added, illustrated. A very detailed history and promotional effort on Arizona. Emphasis on origin of the name, "Arizona," railroads, mining, business leaders, community leaders, flora and fauna, the first explorers, the old missions, Indian rock carvings, pioneers, the Cochise outbreak, hotels, climatical conditions, resorts, cattle industry, ranches, farming, churches, etc. Detailed chapters on the city of Tucson, the oldest settlement in the U.S., all types of mining, the cattle industry and prominent ranches, Nogales, the line city, the story of the University of Arizona, and much more. Minor rubbing to the cloth, else a fine copy.
Inventory Number: 44626