TUOLUMNE COUNTY[,] CALIFORNIA[:] BEING A FRANK, FAIR AND ACCURATE EXPOSITION, PICTORIALLY AND OTHERWISE, OF THE RESOURCES AND POSSIBILITIES OF THIS MAGNIFICENT SECTION OF CALIFORNIA[.] ISSUED BY THE UNION DEMOCRAT UNDER THE AUSPICES AND DIRECTION OF THE SUPERVISORS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY. Sonora, Cal. Union Democrat, 1909. 20.3x29.3 cm (oblong octavo), pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-112, many illustrations, 3 maps (1 folded), original pumpkin wrappers printed in black, side stapled. First edition. A lavishly illustrated, detailed description of Tuolumne County, with emphasis on industrial use of natural resources, mining, lumbering, etc., and agriculture. Includes extensive coverage of the mining industry, with descriptions of each of the active mines in the county, as well as descriptions of the county's towns and settlements. The section "lumbering," pages 47-55, includes descriptions of the West Side Lumber Company (established 1890) and its logging railroad, the Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy Valleys Railway, and the Standard Lumber Company (established 1902) and its logging railroads, the Sugar Pine Railway and the Empire City Railway. The Sierra Railway, operating between Oakdale and Tuolumne, connecting the county with California's Central Valley, is described on pages 59-60. The three maps are: "Map Showing Reservoirs, Ditches and Transmission Lines of the Tuolumne Water Power Company, Tuolumne County, California, January 1909" (folded), "Map Showing the Mining Portion of Tuolumne County" and "Map of the City of Sonora, Tuolumne Co., Cal." Norris Catalogue 3970. Rocq 15413. Early owner's name on front cover. Cover worn at edges, staple stains, some rubbing and soiling, text block reinforced with tape to gutter margins following the front free endpaper and preceding the rear free endpaper, a good copy. (#167558).
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