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A River Intensely Salt

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It was 1 ng supposed that the islmessoí Salt river, Arizona, wascaused by tho streain runuiug over a bed of salt somewhere aloDg its oourse. lts waters are pure and fresh from where it heads in the White mountains, to within fifty miles of where it erupties into the Gila. Fifty miles from its jiinotion with the Gila there eoines into it a strearn of ! water that is intensely Kalt. Tbis etream pours out of the sitie o( a large ' ain, and is from twmty to tlrirty feet clecp. It ia very rapid, and poiirs into ■ the Salt river a greafc quanfity of water. Eexe could be easily manufactured ; ficient aalt to supply the worltl. AU tbat ■would be uecesüiuy would be to ilig tljtohes and lead üie brine to basins in ', fcbfl nrest desert-, Jho heat of fbn nu wonld mnlu t!io salt. Were there a railroad ner the strenm ita waters would doubtless soon bc turned and led to immense evaporating ponds. It is snpposed that Ihe iuterior of the monntain out of ■which the streain flows is largely


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Michigan Argus