Guide to California via the Santa Fe [Railroad]. Rand McNally.
Guide to California via the Santa Fe [Railroad]

Guide to California via the Santa Fe [Railroad]

Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1908. Third printing. Hardcover. Scarce. Clean, tight bound 8vo, 248pp including wo appendices of altitudes and Spanish names. Head and tail of spine are both scuffed and bumped, top 1/2" has two small open tears. Tips are bumped and somewhat scuffed. Front hinge is cracked at the 4-5th page in. F.O. name penned neatly on the ffe. Price reflects condition. Good / None, as issued, Item #17286

The Santa Fe Railroad first put out this travel guide in 1900 and reprinted it twice, perhaps more. It was a guide to all the states where the train stopped after Kansas. It is a good representation of a young California, especially Southern Cal. It slides into New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, some of Iowa and Kansas. Very interesting. Front and back sections have numerous pictorial ads for old California businesses from ostrich plumes to nursing hospitals to the Hotel del Coronado.

Price: $25.00

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