This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Lemmon in a letter to the Rural Press gives the following sketch: "At the historic old adobe city of Yuma, on the other bank of the Colorado, we paused for only an hour. Not a green plant to be seen, except the ever-present creosote bush (Larrae Mexi-cana), gave opportunity to study Indian character - the subjects of all ages and both sexes being abundant. These Yumas are now a peaceful, non-hunting tribe, still governed by the noted old chief, Pasquale - straight as an arrow, over six feet high, and said to be about 100 years old. His mother, a very mummy in appearance, lives with the chief, near the old fort. Strong belief is entertained that she must be about 120 years old.