History of the Town of Felicity
of the Town of Felicity is now published.
.Here are chapter headings:
EARLY DAYS * THE
NOMADS * THE FIRST EUROPEAN * THE SPANIARDS COME * THE YUMA CROSSING * MASSACRES * THE
SPANIARDS LEAVE * WAR WITH MEXICO * MORE MASSACRES * THE LAST INVASION * JACKASS MAIL *
THE GOLD RUSH * HOMESTEADING * THE RAILROAD * AND THE ROAD * FIRST SETTLERS
* THEN CAME
PATTON * KOREAN WAR DAYS * THE ADVENT OF FELICITY * THE AQUIFER * MODERN TIMES * THE
FELICITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY * SETTING THE OFFICIAL CENTER OF THE WORLD * INTERNATIONAL
RECOGNITION * A NOBLE PROJECT * Bibliography
A few excerpts to
whet your appetite:
In the winter of
1540, Melchior Diaz who had left the Coronado Expedition passed Pilot Knob Mountain at
Felicity. He was reportedly the first white man in the area.
During 1857, mail by
mule (called jackass mail) was inaugurated from Ft. Yuma through Felicity to San
later this line came under the control of Wells Fargo. Ruins of the adobe
stage station are about two miles east of Felicity.
...the Felicity area
saw the last incursion of United States territory by a European power. In 1865, three
French soldiers of the army of Emperor Maximillian crossed the border in hot pursuit of a
Juarista rebel. Upon reaching the point that is today the center of town, they abandoned
the quest and returned to Mexico.
French influence at
Felicity awaited the installation of Section 12 of the original stairway of the Eiffel
Tower in 1990, about 125 years later.
In 1942, General
George S. Patton of the US Army trained his troops at Felicity and points north for the WW
II North Africa landing
THE ADVENT OF
Town of Felicity named for his wife Felicia, and , to our knowledge, the first town in
America named for a Chinese lady. The town was legally established on 11 March 1986 by the
Board of Supervisors of Imperial County (Book 258, File 220.18, Page 234)
. the water
quality of Felicity is among the best in the southwest
..no chlorine or other
treatment is required in the public water supply.
SETTING THE OFFICIAL CENTER OF THE WORLD By a children's book
then by law
A NOBLE PROJECT
"Nothing worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime" Reinhold Niebuhr