The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you.
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
So much for the promises of sales.
In 1863, German mining engineer Herman Ehrenberg was hired to survey a new townsite along the Colorado River. At some point he was short of money to pay for a ferry ride across the river, so he got some string and marked lots and streets in the sand along the river bank and sold them to pioneers who had gotten tired of hiking to dreams of gold in California. He then went on about his business, and the town of Ehrenberg, AZ lasted until 1913.