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1875 Antique California Travel Guide Pacific Railroad Tourist Gold Rush Yosemite For Sale

1875 Antique California Travel Guide Pacific Railroad Tourist Gold Rush Yosemite



ANTIQUE 1875 CALIFORNIA
TRAVELLERS AND SETTLERS GUIDEBOOK


“California: For Health, Pleasure, and Residence. A Book for Travellers and Settlers” by Charles Nordhoff :: Published in 1875 by New York: Harpers & Brothers:: Measures 6 3/4 x 9 1/4" :: Complete with 255 Pages.

GOOD CONDITION: A tightly bound volume, solid hinges, inscription in front, some foxing throughout but generally clean, cover wear as shown, complete with all pages and illustrations; overall a good solid condition example of this rare California Travel Guide.

Published in the late 19th Century, shortly after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, this work was one of the most popular books ever written on California. Nordhoff's descriptions of the natural wonders of the state were held in high esteem and the book was reprinted many times, both in this country and in England. It literally influenced hundreds of thousands to settle in California.

The first part of the book covers the Central Pacific Railroad, Tourism in California, and The California Gold Rush. The second, majority, part of the book covers the Agricultural opportunities in California—from the culture of wine-making and the grape, the orange, lemon, olive, and other semi-tropical fruits, colony settlements, methods of irrigation, Southern California farming, and more. As many travelers uprooted their families in the East, this book outlines the vast opportunities of the West for Health, Pleasure, and Residence. Throughout the book is filled with numerous illustrations and Maps of California.

Below is a description of the Contents to be found within:

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I.—The Way Out of California

CHAPTER II.—Sights By The Way,—Salt Lake City

CHAPTER III.—The Central Pacific Railroad

CHAPTER IV.—The Tourist In California.—What To See, And How To See It

CHAPTER V.—The Great Sights Of California.—Hints To Travelers

CHAPTER VI.—"John"

CHAPTER VII.—Gold-mining, With A Decayed Mining Town

CHAPTER VIII.—Southern California For Invalids

CHAPTER IX.—The Agricultural Wealth Of California.—A General View

CHAPTER X.—The Agricultural Lands Of California.—Hints To Settlers

CHAPTER XI.—A January Day In Los Angeles

CHAPTER XII.—Farming In San Bernardino

CHAPTER XIII.—An Old Californian Rancho

CHAPTER XIV.—The Indians As Laborers

CHAPTER XV.—The Coast Counties In February ?

CHAPTER XVI.—Semi-tropical Fruits In Southern California

CHAPTER XVII.—Anaheim—A Successful Colony—With Hints For Other Colonists

CHAPTER XVIII.—Wheat Farming In The San Joaquin Valley

CHAPTER XIX.—The Chinese As Railroad Builders.—A Great Stock-farmer

CHAPTER XX.—The Tulare Lake.—Cheap Farms For The Million

CHAPTER XXI.—Co-operative Farming.—How Irrigating Ditches Are Made

CHAPTER XXII.—Beet Sugar, Silk, Etc

CHAPTER XXIII.—Wine-growing In California.—Some Estimates Of Cost.—Raisins

CHAPTER XXIV.—A Golden Valley

CHAPTER XXV.—Sheep Farming—With A Night Around A Camp-fire

CHAPTER XXVI.—A California Cattle Rancho.—A Rodeo.—Peculiar Customs Of The Spanish Californians

APPENDIX.

Southern California For Consumptives

Tables Of Temperature In Clarens (Switzerland), Aiken (Georgia), And San Bernardino And Anaheim (California)

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