Stockton, CA: University of the Pacific, 1977.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. pp. 47, yellow cloth boards, no dust jacket, corners lightly bumped, near fine. Provides a history of Pacheco Pass in central California and its role as a thoroughfare in California's development, as well as a biography of the pass's namesake. Francisco Pacheco arrived in the region in 1819 or 1820. He played a key role in supressing an indian uprising and served in the Mexican governement. In 1833 Pacheco was granted a Ranchero by governor Figueroa near the location of the pass and the creek that bear Pacheco's name. The book provides a vivid description of life in central California during the period of Mexican control and through the period of early American control of California.