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CALIFORNIA'S HISTORICAL MONUMENTS Lawrence R. McDonnell 1965 Hardcover Fine
By McDonnell, Lawrence R. (Preface), Pacific Gas and Electric
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California, Pacific Gas & Electric, 1965. 48 pp, Illustrated with small drawings and sepia colored photographs, includes a full-page map. Rust cloth hardcover with slight bumps to corners, else Fine. 

A brief narrative and history of California's historical monuments. Published by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Part of a series of books. Foreword by then governor Edmund G. Brown.

''Spread in an irregular pattern over the 700 mile length of California are 42 official State Historical Monuments. They vary in size and shape from a tiny adobe house to a castle of unsurpassed grandeur. They memorialize the gentle Father Serra, the fiery Pio Pico, a determined Bidwell, the beloved Will Rogers, the benevolent Sutter and a kindly Vallejo. Two are monuments which recreate centuries of Indian civilization. Two recall the restless wanderings and the brilliant pens of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson. Visitors to these historic shrines find Christian missions and a Taoist Joss House, silent ghost towns and the rebuilt Palace of Fine Arts of the Panama Pacific Exposition.'' - From the Preface


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