The Solar Motor

The Commoner

BELOW will be found extracts from an article which recently appeared in the Imperial Farmer of Los Angeles, Cal., describing the solar motor now in use near in that state. It says :—

The editor of the Imperial Farmer has seen many very wonderful things in Southern California in the space of a generation. He has seen Riverside translated from the most barren and hopeless of deserts into one of the most famous orchards and gardens in the world. He has seen a dry slope of wheat stubble become, in the Redlands of to-day, the winter home of wealth and fashion. He has seen seeds of industry and society, humbly planted in the heart of the San Bernardino valley, wax beautiful and prosperous and blossom into Ontarios and Pomonas. He has seen the rising tide of development not only submerge the vacant valleys, but creep up along the foothills; and even upon the stern tops of the mountains he has seen the energy and genius of man plant railroads and hotels.

The editor of the farmer has seen so much accomplished that he has cultivated the habit of not being surprised at anything. He was not surprised when he found that the irrigated area of Southern California had practically been doubled by water development as the result of the drouth. He was not surprised when it was suggested that the great Colorado desert be moistened by the river of the same name and that a district of something like a million acres was to be wrested from the hand of aridity. Nor was he surprised when an old friend recently invited him to visit the ostrich farm at South Pasadena and behold how inventive genius had succeeded at last in hitching an engine to the sun.

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Mr. Sheldon's Christian Daily
May 16, 1901

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