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Stagecoaching on El Camino Real, Los Angeles to San Francisco, 1861-1901: The clouds on its origin,its turbulent and boisterous progress to the completion of the rails, (American Trails Series)

Charles F. Outland

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ISBN 10: 0870621068 / ISBN 13: 9780870621062
Editorial: The Arthur H. Clark Company
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1973 - Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in good condition. Book has minor shelf wear on edges and corners, bump to corner, light rubbing. Dustjacket has small tears on edges, yellowing spots and sunning to spine and cover edges, scuffing to back cover, price clipped, repaired tear inside edge. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU-8717784 CalifGener. N° de ref. de la librería SKU-8717784

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Título: Stagecoaching on El Camino Real, Los Angeles...

Editorial: The Arthur H. Clark Company

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Collectible - Good

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Charles Outland has tackled the history of transportation along the coast of California from its inception in 1861 to its termination upon completion of the railroad in 1901. The fascinating and precise tale which emerges from the author's extensive research reveals an adventurous, vital period of our past, long obscured by the romantic rhetoric of past writers. The various companies, routes, stations and participants involved are accurately outlined, having been rescued from dusty source materials previously neglected by such scholars as Bancroft, Guinn, Thompson and West, and the Conklings. Murders, hold-ups, accidents, and wild rides are remembered in the many anecdotes taken from contemporary sources. The separation of fact and fancy is well drawn, allowing the romance of coastal staging to be properly portrayed. Dust storms in the San Fernando Valley, rides through the surf at Rincon Point, fording the flooded rivers of the coastal valleys, and the conniving corruption of postal contractors are all exhibited in a clear and sometimes humorous light.

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