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Southern California | John Stoddard's Lectures



Southern California. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleSouthern California - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Southern California
Nature has carefully guarded Southern California. Ten thousand miles of ocean roll between her western boundary and the nearest continent; while eastward, her divinity is hedged by dreary deserts ...
-Southern California. Part 2
Teasing and jesting with the latter were the negro porters of the train, who, though their ancestors were as little civilized as those of the Indians, have risen to a level only to be appreciated by c...
-Southern California. Part 3
Wrested From The Sand. Pass, for example, through the suburbs of Los Angeles, and you will find that, while one yard is dry and bare, the next may be embellished with a palm tree twenty feet in hei...
-Southern California. Part 4
Main Street, Los Angeles. Fremont's headquarters. Palatial Residences In Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Another charm of Los Angeles is the sudden contrasts it presents. Thus, a ride of three m...
-Southern California. Part 5
Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena. Three Miles From Oranges To Snow. It would be difficult to overpraise the charm of Pasadena and its environs. Twenty-five years ago the site of the present city wa...
-Southern California. Part 6
It was the old story, and I doubt not there is truth in it; but the products of California vineyards, owing, possibly, to the very richness of the soil, do not seem to me to possess a flavor equal in ...
-Southern California. Part 7
The Great Incline. The Circular Br1dge. Imitating A Bird. Swinging Round A Curve. Living proofs of the progress made in California are the patient burros, which, previous to the constructi...
-Southern California. Part 8
Gathering Poppies At The Bass Of The Sierra Madre. We sped along, with feelings alternating between elation and dejection, as the scenery was beautiful or barren, till, suddenly, some sixty miles f...
-Southern California. Part 9
A Magnolia Blossom. They think he is exaggerating. Would you like to see a converted mountain ? inquired my guide. What do you mean? I asked incredulously. You will see, he replied, and i...
-Southern California. Part 10
This mountain, for example, is covered with water pipes, as electric wires are carried through our houses. Every few rods a pipe with a faucet rises from the ground; and as there are miles of roads an...
-Southern California. Part 11
Point Loma. Hotel Coronado. Courtyard Of The Hotel. The country about San Diego is a miniature reproduction of the plains of Arizona and New Mexico, and just above the city rises a genuine me...
-Southern California. Part 12
Ecstatic Bathers. Midwinter At Los Angeles. I believe this to be the best climate in the world, said a gentleman to me in San Diego, but I confess that, when strangers are visiting me, it ...
-Southern California. Part 13
Not Afraid Of The Sun. In Cottonwood Caņon, Santa Catalina. Liliputian And Giant. That the winter climate of Southern California, not only on the coast, but in the interior, is delightful, is...
-Southern California. Part 14
Hermit Valley Near San Diego. The Pacific. The fascination of Southern California had at last completely captured me. Its combination of ocean, desert, and mountain, its pageantry of color, and ...
-Southern California. Part 15
A Lonely Ocean. Ramona's Home. The Chapel, Ramona's Home. Palms Near San Fernando Mission. Presently the Mexicans made their appearance here; but, though they held and managed enormous ran...
-Southern California. Part 16
Indian Women. San Diego Mission. Ten miles from Los Angeles, the Southern Pacific railroad passes a long edifice, the massive walls of which might lead us to suppose it was a fortress, but for i...
-Southern California. Part 17
Perhaps a hundred, he answered, and even they are dying off. What of their character ? I asked. They have sadly fallen away, was the response. True, they are Christians as far as they are ...
-Southern California. Part 18
I looked and saw the remnants of a giant wheel which formerly had been turned by water, brought from the hills to feed the Fathers' lands. The water was still flowing, but the wheel lay, broken, - sym...









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