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Title

  • "Both sides told," or, Southern California as it is ...

Summary

  • Mary C. Vail was a resident of Southern California. "Both sides told" (1888) is a pamphlet written by Vail to provide an accurate but cautionary description of Southern California as an antidote to the unrealistic claims that had accompanied the region's real estate boom and bust of the 1880s. She warns of the sandstorms and dust in an area where drinking water must usually be piped in many miles and many crops will demand irrigation. Admitting that her home region is not a paradise, she points out that its climate remains healthful and that opportunities remain for those willing to work.

Names

  • Vail, Mary C.

Created / Published

  • Pasadena, Calif., West coast pub. co., 1888.

Headings

  • -  California, Southern--Description and travel
  • -  Women--California
  • -  Urbanization--California
  • -  Real estate development--California
  • -  Agriculture--California
  • -  Business--California

Notes

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

Medium

  • i p.l., 23 p. 16 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F867 .V2

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • rc01000912

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • online text

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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:

Vail, Mary C. "Both sides told," or, Southern California as it is. Pasadena, Calif., West coast pub. co, 1888. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01000912/.

APA citation style:

Vail, M. C. (1888) "Both sides told," or, Southern California as it is. Pasadena, Calif., West coast pub. co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01000912/.

MLA citation style:

Vail, Mary C. "Both sides told," or, Southern California as it is. Pasadena, Calif., West coast pub. co, 1888. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000912/>.