The Great West Magazine, Chico Number, Butte County California. CHICO.

The Great West Magazine, Chico Number, Butte County California

Sacramento: Valrie Okey, 1914.

9 x 12 inches, 24 pp, with many half-tone photographic illustrations. Some soiling to wrappers, one-inch closed tear affecting entire volume; all else very good. According to the masthead, The Great West was published monthly beginning in 1907, but OCLC records examples of only three issues—including this one, which is entirely dedicated to Chico and the surrounding region. Articles extol the economic and social conditions of the city, the richness of the soil, educational institutions, the almond orchards of Durham, pear and apple orchards of Paradise and Cohasset, the United States Plant Introduction Field Station, outdoor recreational opportunities, and “the greatest manufacturing plant in California”—the Diamond Match Company. There are also several pages of local ads for banks, breweries, flour mills, hotels, lumber yards, and more.

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