ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL BROCHURE OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY[,] CALIFORNIA[.] WITH MAP SHOWING ALL PATENT MINES AND THE MINERAL BELTS COURSING THROUGH THE COUNTY[.] COMPILED AND ISSUED BY THE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION, SONORA, TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CAL. O. F. GREELEY, SECRETARY. COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY O. F. GREELEY. PRICE, $1.00. S[an] F[rancisco]: The Hicks-Judd Company Print, 23 First St., n.d. . 19.5x28 cm (oblong octavo), pp. [1-5] 6 [7-9] 10-93 [94: blank] [95-96: "key to mineral map of Tuolumne County"], illustrations, mostly from photographs, 1 map (folded), original pictorial purple wrappers printed in black and gold. First edition. A well-illustrated history of mining in Tuolumne County and comprehensive guide to current mines and mining operations in the county, with a large folded map showing the locations of the county's patent mines inserted at the rear. A key to the mines shown on the map is printed on the last leaf of text. Although largely devoted to mining in the region, there is a two-page historical introduction, followed by a ten-page description of the county, promoting its extensive timberlands and the scenic and recreational attractions in the region. Of interest is the account of the proposed logging of the vast sequoia and pine forest north from the Carl Inn and Tuolumne Grove region northwest of Yosemite Valley to the Calaveras South Grove of big trees, railroad construction to harvest the trees and reach scenic destinations in the Sierra Nevada, including Hetch Hetchy Valley, and use of the county's water resources by the City of San Francisco. Rocq (1970) 15343. Not in Cowan (1933). Early owner's name and 1910 date on recto of first leaf. Wrappers faded and creased (mainly near fore-edge corners) with a couple of spots and some wear at edges; sound and internally very good. (#166847).
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