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California: For Health, Pleasure, and Residence. A Book for Travellers and Settlers.

By Charles Nordhoff.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1872, 1874.

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Chapter I. The Way Out 17
Chapter II. Sights by The Way. Salt Lake City 38
Chapter III. The Central Pacific Railroad 45
Chapter IV. The Tourist in California. What to See, and How to See It 61
Chapter V. The Great Sights Of California. Hints to Travelers 74
Chapter VI. "John" 84
Chapter VII. Gold-Mining, With a Decayed Mining Town 93
Chapter VIII. Southern California for Invalids 109
Chapter IX. The Agricultural Wealth of California. A General View 118
Chapter X. The Agricultural Lands of California. Hints to Settlers 127
Chapter XI. A January Day in Los Angeles 136
Chapter XII. Farming in San Bernardino 142
Chapter XIII. An Old Californian Rancho 148
Chapter XIV. The Indians as Laborers 155
Chapter XV. The Coast Counties In February 160
Chapter XVI. Semi-tropical Fruits in Southern California 166
Chapter XVII. Anaheim — A Successful Colony — With Hints For Other Colonists 174
Chapter XvVIII. Wheat Farming in the San Joaquin Valley 182
Chapter XIX. The Chinese As Railroad Builders. A Great Stock-Farmer 189
Chapter XX. The Tulare Lake. Cheap Farms for the Million 195
Chapter XXI. Co-operative Farming. How Irrigating Ditches are Made 202
Chapter XXII. Beet Sugar, Silk, Etc. 210
Chapter XXIII. Wine-Growing In California. Some Estimates Of Cost. Raisins 215
Chapter XXIV. A Golden Valley 223
Chapter XXV. Sheep Farming — with a Night Around a Camp-Fire 229
Chapter XXVI. A California Cattle Rancho. A Rodeo. Peculiar Customs of the Spanish Californians 238



Southern California For Consumptives 247
Tables Of Temperature In Clarens (Switzerland), Aiken (Georgia), And San Bernardino
And Anaheim (California) 250
Latest Improvements In The Yosemite Route 255



Map of the Pacific Coast, Showing Points of Interest to Tourists. Frontispiece.
View From The Cliff House, San Francisco 17
Interior of a Pullman Palace-Car, Pacific Railroad 24
George M. Pullman 27
Pullman Dining-Car 30
Cooking-Range, Pullman Palace-Car, Union Pacific Railroad 33
Interior Of Pullman Sleeping-Car, Pacific Railroad 36
Observation-Car 38
Green Bluffs, 1500 Feet Above The American River, 71 Miles From Sacramento 42
C. P. Huntington 45
Flume And Railroad at Gold Run, Sixty-Four Miles from Sacramento 47
Eagle Gap, on the Truckee River 49
First Office of the Central Pacific Railroad 51
Snow-Sheds on the Central Pacific Railroad 54
Snow-Plough on the Central Pacific Railroad 56
Central Pacific Railroad Hospital 57
A Bird's-Eye View of the Trans-Continental Route 60
Rounding Cape Horn 61
Interior of Snow-Shed, Central Pacific Railroad 64
Summit of the Sierras, from Central Pacific Railroad 67
Alkali Desert, Central Pacific Railroad 70
Bloomer Cut, Central Pacific Railroad 72
Plan of the Yosemite Valley 74
The Yosemite Valley 76
El Capitan 79
The Big Trees 80
View of Yosemite from the Mariposa Trail 82
View Near the State Line, Truckee River 84
Lake Tahoe 89
" Prospecting" 93
" Panning Out" 95
Cradle-Rocking 99
The Mexican Arastra 103
Map of the San Joaquin Valley 106
Map of the Sacramento Valley 107
Boating on Donner Lake 109
Donner Lake, Crested Peak, and Mount Lincoln 114
View from the Coulterville Trail 118
California Live-Oak 122
The Sentinel, Yosemite Valley 127
North Dome, Yosemite Valley 136
Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley 142
The Three Brothers, Yosemite Valley 148
Piute Squaw and Papoose 155
The Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley 160
Yosemite Fall, Yosemite Valley 164
Secret Town, Trestle from the East, 110 Feet Long, 90 Feet High 166
Winnowing Gold, near Chinese Camp 174
South Dome, Yosemite Valley 182
A Quartz Mill 189
Nevada Fall, Yosemite Valley 195
Flutter-Wheel on the Tuolumne 202
Turning A Eiver 205
A Flume 210
Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley 215
Hydraulic Mining, at French Corral 223
The Geysers 229
Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley 238


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