California Today, San Francisco, Its Metropolis

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California promotion committee of San Francisco, 1903 - 192 strani
 

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Stran 186 - Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino...
Stran 187 - Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara...
Stran 27 - Few cities in the world can vie with her either in the beauty or in the natural advantages of her situation; indeed, there are only two places in Europe — Constantinople and Gibraltar — that combine an equally perfect landscape with what may be called an equally imperial position. Before you there is the magnificent bay, with its far-stretching arms and rocky isles, and beyond it the faint line of the Sierra Nevada, cutting the clear air like motherof-pearl; behind there is the roll of the ocean;...
Stran 176 - The cases which may hope for benefit by coming to Southern California are, first and foremost, the feeble and invalid from whatever cause ; those who find the drain upon vitality in a harsh climate too great for them ; who have need to spend a considerable portion of each day in the open air, yet who in their own climate are prevented from so doing by the inclemency of the weather ; those who need clear skies and sunshine ; to whom the refreshing sleep of a cool, bracing night is a necessity after...
Stran 28 - ... the hugest smelting-pot of races and the precious metals. She keeps, besides, the doors of the Pacific, and is the port of entry to another world and an earlier epoch in man's history. Nowhere else shall you observe (in the ancient phrase) so many tall ships as here convene from round the Horn, from China, from Sydney, and the Indies; but scarce remarked amid that crowd of deep-sea giants, another class of craft, the Island schooner, circulates: low in the water, with lofty spars and dainty lines,...
Stran 131 - IT'S O my heart, my heart, To be out in the sun and sing! To sing and shout in the fields about, In the balm and the blossoming.
Stran 76 - California, whose recent report is most interesting, says of the great valley, that the water supply available there, "ought to make of it the Egypt of the western hemisphere. Within a radius of five miles I saw every product of the temperate and semi-tropical zones which I could call to mind." And he adds that there are " more acres of irrigable land in the San Joaquin valley than are now watered in Egypt from the Nile, where agriculture alone supports more than five million people.
Stran 19 - California is the most cosmopolitan of all the states of the Union, and such she will remain. Whatever the fates may bring her, her people will be tolerant, hopeful and adequate, sure of themselves, masters of the present, fearless of the future.
Stran 19 - With all this, the social life is, in its essentials, that of the rest of the United States, for the same blood flows in the veins of those whose influence dominates it. Under all its deviations and variations lies the old Puritan conscience, which is still the backbone of the civilization of the republic.
Stran 27 - ... and wine, sweeping away to the southern horizon. The city itself is full of bold hills, rising steeply from the deep water. The air is keen, dry, and bright like the air of Greece, and the waters not less blue. Perhaps it is this air and light, recalling the cities of the Mediterranean, that make one involuntarily look up to the top of these hills for the feudal castle or the ruins of the Acropolis, which one thinks must crown them.

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