Some By-ways of California by Charles Franklin CarterSome By-ways of California by Charles Franklin Carter

Some By-ways of California

byCharles Franklin Carter

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... The Charm of Southern California WITHIN the past few years Southern California is become the Mecca of the constantly increasing number of winter tourists, as well as of invalids and persons in delicate health who seek to avoid the rigors of the cold season of the northern states. This winter travel to the southern half of California has grown to such proportions, at the present time, that Bermuda, Florida and other resorts of the Atlantic border, once so popular, have been forced more or less into the background. Not that they are less visited than formerly--probably the guests at those places number more each year--but Southern California fills, now, so large a place in the thoughts of the traveling public as to throw them quite into the shade. This has occurred notwithstanding the long overland journey, which is more or less trying to all, strong or delicate. Fashion, most likely, has something to do with this, as it rules, in a greater or less degree, in everything temporal; but there is much more than fashion to account for the attraction nearly everyone evinces for Southern California, after having made a visit here, either for health or pleasure. Nearly all, on returning to their eastern homes, express the hope of a future visit; many do come a second time; some, indeed, are not content until they return to make it their permanent home, so strong is the impression made upon them by this land of sunshine, fruit and flowers. Suppose one, to whom Southern California is an unknown country, were to ask a resident of Los Angeles, the metropolis of Southern California, for instance, in what consisted the strange influence made upon the large majority of persons, visitors to, or residents of, this half of the state, he would answer without the least hesitat...
Title:Some By-ways of CaliforniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217051561

ISBN - 13:9780217051569