An Auto Trip Through San Diego's Back Country. SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Edward Fletcher.

An Auto Trip Through San Diego's Back Country

San Diego: Board of Supervisors of San Diego County, [1906].

First Edition. 5.25 x 8 inches, 31 pp + map of the author's route, with many illustrations from photographs. Printed wrappers show moderate general wear, some light soiling to text. Fletcher arrived in San Diego in 1888, at the age of 15, and grew up to become a land developer and civic leader. In this booklet, he sought to make people aware that the regions beyond the coast were not just a dry wasteland, but included areas of great scenic beauty and agricultural, mineral, and timber resources. The narrative takes the reader from San Diego to El Cajon Valley, Ramona, Santa Maria Valley, Warner Hot Springs, Mesa Grande, Julian, Cuyamuca, and Descanso, with description of various natural features and attractions along the way. The accompanying half-tone photos show the author in his car, local scenery, Warner's Ranch. and Hot Springs, Mount Palomar, orchards, an "Indian Fiesta Dance," etc.

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