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THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN IN CALIFORNIA [cover title] by California / La Mirada Land Company - Paperback - First Edition - 1896 - from R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA and


by California / La Mirada Land Company

Condition: Very Good

[Chicago]: [Rand, McNally & Co.], 1896. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 48pp; frontispiece and 17 other illustrations from photographs, map (7"x7"). Bound in pictorial cream wrappers, cover picture, red lettering. Small dampmark at foot of spine, otherwise in fine condition. 7" x 4.5" With Andrew McNally as President, and E.D. Neff as Manager, the La Mirada Land Company sought to promote their 2,300-acre La Mirada town site and orchard tract, 17 miles southeast of Los Angeles. This booklet covers the climate of coastal California, the 1895 Tournament of Roses as Pasadena, the impressions of Dr. Chauncey Depew, Southern California colonies, access by rail, olive and lemon orchards, the surf a Long Beach, Lake Windermere, irrigation, olive oil production, uses, and profits, etc. The topographical map shows the locations and acreages of various crops on the property of the La Mirada Land Company and Windermere Ranch.


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