Glimpses of Three Coasts

Glimpses of Three Coasts

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"[...] The history begins with the cattle interest; hardly an industry, perhaps, or at any rate an unindustrious one, but belonging in point of time at the head of the list of the ways and means by which money has been made in the country. It dates back to the old mission days; to the two hundred head of cattle which the wise Galvez brought, in 1769, for stocking the three missions projected in Upper California. From these had grown, in the sixty years of the friars' unhindered rule, herds, of which it is no exaggeration to say that they covered thousands of hills and were beyond counting. It is probable that even the outside estimates of their numbers were short of the truth. The cattle wealth, the reckless ruin of the secularization period, survived, and was the leading wealth of the country at the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 562g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557876
  • 9781507557877