Excerpt from Visual Geography of California
Many hardy adventurers have come to California in their search for new lands, and the romantic story of their travels and hardships are mat ters that every dweller in this state will find of interest. The early dis coverers came by way of the sea, but after the discovery of gold all manner ner of men came overland. California's rich underground lakes of oil and the great numbers of persons who were attracted by the lure of acquiring fortunes in the oil fields have added another epoch to the history of this far western state. 'the 'climate, too, has been a source of attraction for people from colder parts of the world.
This book attempts to tell some of the most important facts about California and the bearing these have had on the development of the state.
Pictures, maps, charts, and graphs have been freely used in an effort to concentrate much information in a small space. Two types of graphs or charts are used. If the similarity between the circular graphs and a pie is pointed out to the children they will readily grasp the relationship between the slices and the whole and thus between the objects of com parison.
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