Petaluma: Chamber of Commerce, [ca. 1914]. 31,pp. Narrow quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Creasing and wear, tape repairs to corners of covers. About very good. Item #489
An unrecorded promotional for Petaluma, California, which focuses on the World War I-era poultry industry there. The first part of the text includes promotional information about the town and its prospects and resources in general; the second part comprises a lengthy endorsement of chicken farming in the area, much of which was authored by the editor of the local newspaper, with numerous statistics in order to demonstrate the immense profitability of the industry. Also with several illustrations and photographic images of the local enterprises, abundant live fowl, and egg production. "1,000,000,000 Eggs Annually. Largest Poultry Center on Earth. The Lowell of the West. Free Sites for Factories." Not in OCLC.