Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California ~ Paperback ~ J.M. Hutchings


Excerpt from Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California: Illustrated With Over One Hundred Engravings; A Tourist's Guide to the Yo-Semite Valley Since the completion and appointments of the great Overland Railway have made travelling to the Pacific Slope easy, pleasant, speedy, and safe, a general desire has arisen for information concerning its remarkable scenery, the cost of travelling, distances, hotel charges, etc. The cordial reception this volume has received in California, where hitherto it has only been known, and the often expressed wish for its more general circulation, has led to the belief that a revised edition, giving the desired information, would supply a present need, and prove acceptable to the public. The author's twenty years' experience in California has made him familiar with its history and progress; a long time devoted to studying and sketching its most interesting features, and an actual residence of six years in the wonderful Yo-Semite, together with his loving appreciation of the beautiful, have very naturally fitted him to write instructively and feelingly upon the subject. Through his efforts, moreover, the attention of the public was first called to its sublime scenes, and for years he has, in many ways, been earnestly engaged in extending a knowledge of its glories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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