I picked up a great book in Eureka, CA. It's called Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity. It's a collection of reprinted articles from Hutchings' California Magazine (see the description at the bottom of the page) printed in 1856 through 1861. It has great woodcuts...and slices of life from the early days of Western culture on this coast. It reminds me of a media history project in college where I spent hours scouring old newspapers on microfilm from this time period. I always thought it would be fun to be a media historian, but I couldn't find a career path there. ;)
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