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AMERICAN AND MEXICAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.

upward. Cedars and firs grow on the crest of the Sierra Madre, above 6,500 feet.

The State of Chihuahua possesses fine grazing-land (see p. 285). There are much fertile soil and valuable timber in the portions of Sinaloa adjacent to the line.

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The Pitahaya.

This curious plant is common in various parts of Sonora. The stem is from one foot to two and a half feet in diameter, and the height varies from twenty to fifty feet.

The following is a condensed itinerary of this line from Topolobampo to Piedras Negras:

Gonzalez City, on the north side of the inner port of Topolobampo Bay, will be the site of the western terminus of the railway. The projected