THERMALITO COLONY: THE PASADENA OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.

[Oroville, CA (?): Thermalito Colony Co., 1887]. Single sheet, measuring 48 x 61 cm., folded into 12 panels. Three maps on one side: one a plat map of Oroville, Thermalito , Butte County; one a plat map of South Thermalito, surveyed in April & Man, 1888, by Bush & McCaustland; and one a map of the state of California showing Butte Co. and Thermalito. Included is a list of purchasers of lots, and their improvements. The twelve panels on the verso feature various improvements in agriculture and resources for the region, accompanied by color illustrations of bridges, waterways, citrus groves and hotels. A list of prices for town and villa lots, and 5 and 10 acre plots is given. Agents for the sale of lots are listed as Middleton & Sharon, of San Francisco, and Sewell & Welton, of Sacramento. A stamp, printed in red on the front panel updates the information in the brochure: "This pamphlet is used for map reference only. The clause relating to free water for three years is hereby annulled and the price lists of lots hereby cancelled. See new circulars and address new agents. Thermalito Colony Co., Oroville, January 1st, 1890." OCLC locates four lcopies. UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, & Yale.Some short separations at folds and light soiling, else a very good copy. Item #58368

Thermalito was surveyed as a Colony site in July, 1887, according to the brochure. Its location, on the opposite side of the Feather River from the city of Oroville, made it an ideal location for growing "orange, olive, fig and vine, with all the beauties of a tropic climate."

Price: $750.00

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