Woods' Shorter Mountain Trail to San Diego

By: Hero Eugene Rensch

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Extract from: California Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 2. 8vo. 10 1/2 x 7 inches. Pages 117-132. Occasional marginalia, otherwise text clean, unmarked. Housed in a Gaylord Pamphlet Binder. GY815-013. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Isaiah Churchill Woods (1825-1880) was the superintendent of the first overland mail route established by the US government, June 22, 1858. The actual route over the Cuyama Mountains from Vallecito to San Diego, which was utilized by James E. Birch's San Antonio and San Diego Mail Line, remained something of a mystery, until Hero Rensch gathered all the sources, both from the eighteenth century (Pedro Fages), and following Woods' time with the mail service. In 1852, Woods would go on to acquire about 2000 acres in southern San Francisco County, that became the present-day Menlo Park.

Title: Woods' Shorter Mountain Trail to San Diego

Author Name: Hero Eugene Rensch

Categories: California Local History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, California Historical Society & The Ward Ritchie Press: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GY815-013

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