GRAND VENTURES: The Banning Family and the Shaping of Southern California. Tom Sitton.
GRAND VENTURES: The Banning Family and the Shaping of Southern California
GRAND VENTURES: The Banning Family and the Shaping of Southern California

GRAND VENTURES: The Banning Family and the Shaping of Southern California

San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Phineas Banning (1830-85) played a crucial role in Southern California, not only through the blood-and-guts work of building the region's mercantile and transportation infrastructure but also by envisioning its future. In rough mountain passes, dusty plains, and tidal mudflats, Banning saw roads and railways, and the harbor that would one day become the busiest container port in the nation. The Bannings who followed this formidable patriarch shaped the engine of Southern California's growth—tourism—by developing Santa Catalina Island as a leisure destination. And once the physical fabric of the region took shape, they devoted their attention to building the social service, reform, and philanthropy networks that would sustain the modern metropolis. 89 illustrations. This copy is signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page, with a flyer from the book signing event laid in. Octavo. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #66598
ISBN: 9780873282437

Price: $250.00

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