Monterey, Cradle Of California's Romance; The Story Of A Lost Port That Was Found Again And A Dream…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byGrace Macfarland

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Money was constantly being appropriated to repair the public buildings, improve the streets, etc. In June, the question of delinquent taxes became serious. Nevertheless, $300 was appropriated for the first Fourth of July celebration ever held in California. An elaborate program was prepared. In the fall, a company'of disbanded soldiers came to Monterey. To pass away the time, they gave a couple of theatrical performances in an old saloon belonging to John A. Swan. These were purely private affairs, but so great was their success that the soldiers agreed to give a public performance. "They induced Jack to fix seats, stage and scenery in the old adobe. The bills were got out in due form, posters printed with a blacking pot and programmes written announcing 'Putnam' or 'The Lion's Son of '76' as the first piece to be played." It was only an experiment. Never before in California had a play been given for which admission was charged. The "box-office" receipts were enormous. AMERICAN MONTEREY i September 9, 1850, Congress admitted California to the Union and Monterey became really an O*** j, American county seat. ty>S{X-- AMBITIOUS AYUNTAMIENTOS »,«* c***1^ What an uncommon Common Council the men of 1850 hoped to be! They planned that Mony terey should have a public market house, a city physician, fine, clean streets, improved drainage system, a new jail, a big, new wharf and the incorporation of the city. In reality, they improved the streets and succeeded in having the Legislature pass a bill to incorporate the city of Monterey. It was signed in April, 1851. The city was to be governed by a Mayor, nine Aldermen, an Assessor and a Marshal. The city limits, until all the land could be surveyed, were fixed at a radius of one mile from the church. The city...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Money was constantly being appropriated to repair the public buildings, improve the streets, etc. In June, the question of delinquent...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217781934

ISBN - 13:9780217781930

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