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Rare map and promotional tract tor the Rosedale Colony, in Kern County, published by Britton & Rey in 1892.

The map identifies the lands subdivided bythe Kern County Land Company and the location of Rosedale Colony on the Kern River, with a marvelous contemporary promotional tract describing the commercial advantages of the region. The promotional tract identifies names or recent purchases and a host of other details.

The Kern County Land Company founded the Rosedale Colony in 1890. After building the Calloway Canal through the area, the company recruited settlers from the eastern United States and Europe.

The map and promotional tract are of the utmost rarity. OCLC locates no copies of the pamphlet, although something similar may be in the Huntington Library.

Condition Description
A few minor tears and splits. Taped on verso (see lower image