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Our Italy

Charles Dudley Warner  (1829-1900)

 

hardcover

266 pages

Harper & Brothers, New York • 1891



Famed essayist and journalist Charles Dudley Warner (pictured at right) was the editor of the Hartford, Connecticut, Courant and a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine.  Our Italy is Warner's account of a trip he made to Southern California in 1890.  He describes conditions after the collapse of the 1886-1887 real estate boom and dubs the state south of the Sierra Madres "our Italy."  He focuses on the region's economic future: its promise as a healthy, productive residence, agricultural developments (particularly the citrus industry), climate and industry.  He devotes less attention to beauty spots and tourist attractions, but he does discuss the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Monterey.


CONTENTS.

I.

How Our Italy is Made

II.

Our Climatic and Commercial Mediterranean

III.

Early Vicissitudes.—Productions.—Sanitary Climate

IV.

The Winter of Our Content

V.

Health and Longevity

VI.

Is Residence Here Agreeable?

VII.

The Winter on the Coast

VIII.

The General Outlook.—Land and Prices

IX.

The Advantages of Irrigation

X.

The Chance For Laborers and Small Farmers

XI.

Some Details of the Wonderful Development

XII.

How the Fruit Perils Were Met.—Further Details of Localities

XIII.

The Advance of Cultivation Southward

XIV.

A Land of Agreeable Homes

XV.

Some Wonders by the Way.—Yosemite.—Mariposa Trees

—Monterey

XVI.

Fascinations of the Desert.—The Laguna Pueblo

XVII.

The Heart of the Desert

XVIII.

On the Brink of the Grand Cañon.—The Unique Marvel of Nature

Appendix

Index


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