To and from California, 1906 Jul 6-Aug 21.


Pinckard, Hattie. To and from California, 1906 Jul 6-Aug 21.

To and from California, 1906 Jul 6-Aug 21.

Scrapbook created by Hattie Pinckard, a Springfield, Illinois schoolteacher, during her vacation to Los Angeles, California, from July 2 to August 21, 1906. The volume contains diary entries describing Pinckard's travel by train to California, where she stayed with her sister; visited parks and other locations in Los Angeles and toured surrounding areas including Santa Monica, San Pedro, Long Beach, Santa Catalina Island, and Redondo Beach; and returned to Illinois via San Francisco, where she viewed the earthquake damage. Accompanying the diary entries are clippings from brochures and magazines of illustrations of locations she visited; maps of the Los Angeles area; printed brochures of a Balloon Route Excursion company tour to Chinatown and a Pacific Electric Railway tour up Mt. Lowe; three photographs of Pinckard, her sister, brother-in-law, and nephew; and approximately twenty pages of pressed flowers and leaves collected by Pinckard on her trip. A "joint letter" written by family members in Springfield on July 29, 1906, and sent to Pinckard while she was in Los Angeles, and a clipping of an article written by Pinckard about her vacation and published a Springfield-area newspaper appear on the last two pages in the volume.

1 v. (ca. 60 p.) ; 29 cm.

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