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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 6: White conquerors. (search)
r, on a creek called Sanjon del Alisal, we find a new city, called Salinas, rising from the earth. Nine years ago the Rio Salinas flowed through a desert, over which wild deer and yet wilder herdsmen roved in search of grass and pools. The soil was dry, the herbage scant. Bears, foxes, and coyotes disputed every ravine with the hunters. Ducks and widgeons covered the lagunes and creeks. A trapper's gun was rarely heard among these hills, and save the ruins of an old Mission-house at Soledad, no trace of civil life was found between the heights of Monte Toro and the summits of Gavilano range. To-day, a pretty English town, with banks, hotels, and churches, greets you on the bridge of Sanjon del Alisal. A main street, broad, well-paved and neatly built, runs out for nearly half a mile. Unlike the timber-sheds of Monterey, the stores and banks of this new town are built of brick, striking, as one may say, their roots into the earth. A fine hotel adorns the principal street,
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 7: Hybrids. (search)
hich seemed to him the lesser of two evils, the viceroy formed three camps of refuge, which he called Free Towns; a first camp at Los Angeles in the South, a second camp near Santa Cruz in the Centre, and a third camp at San Jose in the North. These camps were ruled by martial law, and wholly separated from the great Franciscan Commonwealth. About Los Angeles he gathered in the refuse from San Diego and Santa Barbara; about Santa Cruz he gathered in the refuse of San Carlos, San Juan, and Soledad; about San Jose he gathered in the refuse of Santa Clara and San Francisco. Within these camps the veterans and their savage progeny were to dwell, but they were not to wander from their limits, under penalty of stripes, imprisonment and death. Some strangers joined the settlers in these Free Town; few, and of an evil sort; quacks, gamblers, girl-buyers, whiskey sellers; all the abominable riffraff of a Spanish camp. From these vile sources, nearly all the present Hybrids of the count
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 12: Catholic missions. (search)
sixty years, making the one great effort that has ever yet been made to save the natives of this coast. Ten or twelve missions were engaged in carrying on the work; missions at San Diego and Santa Barbara, at San Luis Obisco and San Carlos, at Soledad and San Juan, at San Jose and San Francisco; but the heart and brain, the rule and method, of this great Christian experiment, were at Santa Clara. Here the provincial had his seat. Here strangers in the country were received. Hither came eveall things, the goodlooking and profligate young women. They flaunt round in gaudy finery, while their elders are naked or clothed in rags. No fiscal from Santa Clara ever told a truer and a darker story of what he found in Santa Barbara and Soledad. Aware how much had been done by the Franciscans under great and ever-growing difficulties, the Americans have lately paid those fathers the compliment of restoring their system-so far as a Protestant people and a secular government can rest