Butler, Lowell

Fine Baby-Boom Era Pictorial Map of California

Map of the Marked Historical Sites of California

DESCRIPTION: Large, attractive poster-size map of California's historical sites created during the post-war baby-boom era of the early 1950s. Numerous sites are numbered on the map. Includes extensive notations on the verso related to a whopping 496 sites in California. Cartography By Lowell Butler.

Verso contains textual descriptions related to the precise location and a brief history of each of the 496 sites. A few examples of the sites include:

  • 1-- Customs House. Alvarado, Main and Scott Streets, Monterrey. The port of entry for vessels and cargo reaching California during the days of Spanish and Mexican occupation...
  • 411-- Campo Store. Campo, San Diego County A frontier trading post and border fort built by Luman H. and Silas E. Gaskill who settled here in 1868.
  • 190-- Painted Rock. 7 miles southeast of Corona on State Highway No 71, Riverside County. A boulder with Indian pictographs applied (probably of Louiseno origin), registered and marked in 1927. What the pictographs mean has not been determined.
According to David Rumsey "The sites are identified by whether they are from the Spanish-Mexican Period, Years of the Gold Rush, Agricultural Era or Commercial and Industrial Expansion era. . With insets: San Francisco Bay; Monterey sites; Los Angeles and vicinity sites; San Diego sites; Mother lode sites. On verso: 'A note of explanation by Phil Townsend Hanna'; descriptive list of historical sites with color drawings, numbered to correspond with sites on map."

Compiled from the official registrations of the California State Department of Natural Resources. By Phil Townsend Hanna and William Webb. Copyright 1952 by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Published by Westways, Vol. 44, No. 12.

CREATOR: Butler, Lowell



BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Bright and clean. Folds as issued. No holes, tears, stains, or other condition isssues. Paper supple, not fragile.



SIZE: 29 " x 42 "


PRICE: $155


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