Riverside: Press Printing Company, 1913. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 230pp. Photo-illustrations. Yellow cloth with black lettering and decoration to front board. A near fine copy (two small stains to front board; slight wrinkling to spine). Item #12735
Scarce history on the founding of Riverside by Louis Roubidoux who purchased many acres of land from Don Juan Bandini at twenty-five cents an acre. He then established the first grist mill there from which he supplied flour to Fremont’s troops. Much on Spanish rule; Mexican administration; the Bandini Grant; American occupation of California; early pioneers; Judge J.W. North; first newspapers of Riverside; silkworm culture; orange groves and more. (Cowan pg. 292; Howes H644; Rocq 6481). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.