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  • Two years in California.


  • A resident of Marietta, Ohio, Mary Cone spent two years in California in the 1870s. Two years in California (1876) is more a guide than a first-person narrative of her experiences in the West. She treats the state's history, climate, agriculture, and geography before turning to its regions: Southern California (San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara), the Sacramento and San Joaqun̕ Valleys (with chapters on individual Sacramento ranches), Northern California's redwoods and Mount Shasta and the same region's other tourist attractions (San Francisco, Mount St. Helena). Separate chapters discuss the Chinese in California and the author's visit to Yosemite.


  • Cone, Mary.

Created / Published

  • Chicago, S.C. Griggs and company, 1876.


  • -  California--Description and travel
  • -  Ethnic groups--California
  • -  Women--California
  • -  Urbanization--California
  • -  Real estate development--California
  • -  Agriculture--California


  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Also available in digital form.


  • xii p., 1 l., 238 p. front., plates, maps (1 double) 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F866 .C7

Library of Congress Control Number

  • rc01000848

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  • No known restrictions on publication.

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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Chicago citation style:

Cone, Mary. Two years in California. Chicago, S.C. Griggs and company, 1876. Pdf.

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Cone, M. (1876) Two years in California. Chicago, S.C. Griggs and company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Cone, Mary. Two years in California. Chicago, S.C. Griggs and company, 1876. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.