The Marvelous Country, or Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico

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Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth , “The Marvelous Country, or Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed October 2, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/155.

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Title

The Marvelous Country, or Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico

Description

Cozzens’s descriptions are, as we might expect, stretched beyond modern calculations, but there is wit and wisdom hidden amidst the laughter. For Tucsonans, his two-sentence description of their fair city 150 or so years ago is an eye-opener: “Tucson, at this time, was the capital of the Territory, with a population of about six hundred inhabitants, nearly one-half of which were Mexicans, the balance consisting of a mixture of Apaches, Pimos [sic], Papagoes [sic], and cut-throats. Probably never before in the history of any country were gathered within the walls of a city such a complete assortment of horse-thieves, gamblers, murderers, vagrants, and villains, as were to be found [here].” --W. David Laird.

Creator

Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth

Publisher

Boston : Shepherd and Gill, 1873.

Date

1873

Format

310 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

C9791 C88 1890 Sp Coll