LAKE ALTA ALTA CALIFORNIA SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS R. A. ROSE, MANAGER. [San Francisco: Press of Jos. Winterburn Co.], n.d. [circa 1901-1909]. 11.8x16.2 cm, pp. [1-8] (not paginated), four illustrations, original tan wrappers printed in black, stapled. A promotional brochure for this fledging resort in Alta, Placer County, California, a stop on the Central Pacific Railroad in the Sierra Nevada. This vacation spot on the shore of 30-acre Lake Alta advertised that "a limited number of guests will be accommodated in the spacious residence during this season, while those preferring to live in the open air, large, comfortably furnished floored tents will be provided amongst the trees. ... The buildings, tents and grounds will be liberally supplied with electric light and there will be 'something doing' all the time." Today, Alta is a small, unincorporated community about 30 miles northeast of Auburn, just off Interstate 80, boasting a population of a little over 600 folks. The brochure also promotes Agassiz Hall, a private boys' school founded by pioneer naturalist William Wightman Price (1871-1922) in autumn 1900. In 1909 the school was moved to Auburn. It was discontinued in 1911 because Price's summer camp near Lake Tahoe (Glen Alpine, later Fallen Leaf Lake) required his entire attention. Camp Agassiz on Fallen Leaf Lake became the Stanford Conference Center at Fallen Leaf Lake, but that's another story. Wrappers a bit dust soiled, a very good or better copy. (#172886).
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