Whittier California Some of Its Advantages and Resources, City of Homes and Solid Prosperity. WHITTIER.
Whittier California Some of Its Advantages and Resources, City of Homes and Solid Prosperity
Whittier California Some of Its Advantages and Resources, City of Homes and Solid Prosperity
Whittier California Some of Its Advantages and Resources, City of Homes and Solid Prosperity

Whittier California Some of Its Advantages and Resources, City of Homes and Solid Prosperity

[Whittier, CA]: Whittier Board of Trade, 1906.

5 x 7.5 inches, oblong, in original stapled wrappers. 16 pp, with illustrations from photographs, including a double-page bird's eye view. Light dust soiling; near fine. Written less than 20 years after Whittier was founded by Quakers, this promotional booklet proudly proclaims that "there is no town of its size [population about 4,000] that will rank higher in intelligence, morality, and progressiveness." Situated 14 miles from Los Angeles, Whittier boasted easy access by rail; a college, hospital, library, city park, churches, and newspapers; an abundance of water from artesian wells; profitable citrus and walnut orchards, and a budding oil industry. What it did NOT have was saloons, and "consequently no need of a jail; and no paupers" (if only it were really so simple!). Whether a home-seeker, farmer, or business man, the reader was told to expect "large returns on investments, a highly moral and religious community; pure air; fertile land; and a generous people." 4 copies located in OCLC.

Item #20550

Price: $150.00

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