Porterville: Chamber of Commerce, . pp. Original printed pictorial wrappers, stapled. Minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Item #575
Promotional booklet for the small town of Porterville, California, located about halfway between Fresno and Bakersfield. Published by the city Chamber of Commerce, this work touts the amenities and prosperities of Porterville, including its agriculture (citrus, olives, alfalfa), livestock, and fine climate. “That Porterville is a town of prosperity is indicated by the bank deposits, among the largest per capita on the Pacific Coast. A very large percentage of the people of this city own their own residences. It is a city of homes, since there are no saloons, no restricted district, no slums, no Japanese or other Orientals, no foreign population -- in a word, a little city of 5,000 wholesome people whom you will be pleased to know and who will extend you a welcome.” OCLC locates three institutional copies, at Yale, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley.