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Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1915
Lithographer: Unidentified

California map - Testing Wine; The Golden Gate
Area: 158,297 sq. mi
Population: 2,377,549
Scenes: Testing Wine; The Golden Gate

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California is bounded by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Lower California and the Pacific Ocean; gross area, 158,297 sq. miles; land area, 155,652 sq. miles; water area, 2,645 sq. miles. The capital is Sacramento. The surface is very mountainous. The Coast Range has an average width at the base of 65 miles, and varies from 1,000 to 8,000 feet in height. The Sierra Nevada Mountains join the Coast Range and extend along the eastern border for about 450 miles, with nearly 100 peaks exceeding 10,000 feet in height, the highest being Mt. Whitney, 14,898 feet. The coast line is irregular, with numerous capes and bays, affording many good harbors. San Francisco Bay is the largest and best harbor on the Pacific Coast.
     California is the second State in the Union in the production of gold, and first in the production of petroleum. Other minerals are silver, tin, plumbago, cobalt granites, marbles, sandstones and bituminous coal. Onyx and precious stones abound.
     The soil varies with the surface conditions of the State. What was formerly considered desert land can now, under irrigation, be turned into valuable agricultural districts. Agriculture and commerce flourish, and the State is the centre of great financial interests. It is the greatest fruit State in the Union. Arbuckles' Coffee will please your family and keep them pleased.
     The climate is greatly varied, owing to the difference in elevation and latitude. On the coast the winters are mild and the summers extremely pleasant. In the interior the summers are much warmer, and in the Sacramento Valley the mercury often reaches 100 degrees.
     Population in 1910, 1,322,978 males and 1,054,571 females; of whom 1,791,117 were of native and 586,432 of foreign birth; white, 2,259,672; negro, 21,645; Indian, 16,371; Chinese, 36,248; Japanese, 41,356; all others, 2,257. Total population, 2,377,549.
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