The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 237
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A Log of the Texas-California Cattle Trail, 1854 237
all its power, the houses are generally built in the form of a
Wheat yields a good crop and mills in the vicinity make as fine
flour as could be desired. Geo Craig has a threshing machine
running, but it dose not work well, the wheat is not bearded and
it has to be run through twice to get all the grain out.
I learn that, there are immense vineyards on the Mexican side
which [yield] a large revenue to the owners. This country is
destined at some day to become of importance to the United States.
There is no wholesale trades carried on between the two countries
at this point, - cause why - the tarrif amounts almost to pro-
I will continue my Journal when we leave this place and can
probably find items of greater interest.
Closed at Franklin or Smith Rancho,
Opposite El Paso July 31" 1854
James G. Bell.
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