Daily activities of a California game warden, as recorded through manuscript entries in "The Standard Diary for Any Year" (published by the Standard Diary Co., N.Y.), one for 1955, a second for 1957.

Tulare, CA: 1955 and 1957. 12mo. 2 volumes: (16), 368, (32); (16), 368, (32) pp., with entries on 306 pages of the 1955 diary and 260 pages of the one for 1957, a total of approximately 7500 words (unused pages were generally marked "vacation" or "day off"; expenses were noted on the daily entry pages rather than in the separate "accounts" section at the rear); laid into the 1955 diary are three photographs from an arrest. Many of the daily entries are simple statements of areas patrolled, but many also report hunting and fishing prospects in the area (e.g., "The few anglers that were willing to work for their trout were successful in catching limits in Bear Creek upstream from the Mtn. Home Road. A few newly hatched quail were observed in Yokohl Valley near Milton Fire Station," "Checked 35-40 hunters & no deer," "200 pheasants were released on the Tipton open pheasant area after shooting hours on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, 76 [46 males and 30 females] of the leg bands were recovered from hunters, mostly on the morning of the 22nd. There were about 200 hunters in the area"), hunting violations (including illegal clam digging at Pismo Beach), arrests, general observations on the wildlife in the area, meetings with other wardens and fish and game officials, training, etc. An excellent representation of the daily activities of a game warden in Tulare, California, and its surroundings in the mid-1950s. Well used diaries, but the entries quite legible. Gilt- stamped green cloth (well worn, spine ends frayed and joints split, hinges cracked, etc.). (#7978). Item #60736

Price: $375.00

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