The Land of Sunshine; A Southern California Magazine Volume 7

The Land of Sunshine; A Southern California Magazine Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... arms once more. 0 yearning Moon, afar, swift on thy way To Ocean's mighty breast, Come; he awaits thee; all his voices say, "I love thee," East and West, The unwilling hours are long throughout the day, Until thou risest warm with love, to find thy rest. O M0on, and Sea, I love one who is dead; To meet we are not free. Where waits that soul, once mine; that now has fled? Your joy, my misery, Isjthis one hour: now is your greeting said, I may not go to her, she cannot come to me!-Chicago, 111. Copyright 1897 by Land of Sunlhino Pub. Co. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ON HORSE-BACK. BY CHARLES HOWARD SHINN. ALIFORNIA, as we all agree, is the paradise of the horseman; and those of us who have ridden thousands of miles, in sunlit valleys, through vast forests, up wild cafions and along broken mountain trails into granite wildernesses among the high Sierra's eternal snows, must still uphold the comfortable doctrine that while humanity endures, the trained saddle horse will have a place of his own. Before we Americans came, the country belonged to men who almost lived in the saddle. Unfenced, untilled, the whole glorious realm lay open to every visitor who could catch a mustang himself, or could find a Mission to furnish one. Although this fascinating California of fifty years ago has disappeared, many parts of it are still as much the land of the horseman as those upper Alleghany regions where a bicycle or a wheeled vehicle are seldom or never seen. Whenever one leaves the railroads and stages, at least in northern California, one soon reaches a land of cattle trails, of mountain pastures, of places so wild and rugged that no other mode of travel is half so comfortable. In such places, one meets packers and prospectors with...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806654
  • 9781236806659