Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Later From California

The Rains continue -- Water again Rising.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1. – During the past thirty hours it has rained hard almost incessantly.  The storm still continues.  Yesterday noon the water at Sacramento commenced rising in, and a complete inundation of that city is unavoidable.  The area of land now overflowed in the State is 20 miles broad and 250 long, covering upwards of three millions acres, mostly arable land, a considerable portion being fenced and tilled.

It is estimated that forty five hundred cattle and sheep have been drowned since winter commenced.

The unprecedented succession of tremendous storms have washed the mining regions, where the ground was previously upturned and dug over, producing great changes, rendering a probable increase of gold product, from the placer diggings during the ensuing season.

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan 23. – Delegates assembled at Great Salt Lake City Jan. 22d and drew up a State Constitution, to be submitted to Congress.  Utah demands admission into the Union.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 4

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