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Interesting map of Southern California, emphasizing the hiking trails in the Southern California Mountains.

As noted by Glen Creason:

. . . While the Pacific Electric Railway might be known for linking urban areas, it also connected the people of Los Angeles with the delights of the wilderness above the city. This map was developed with R.H. Charlton, the director of the Angeles National Forest (which was fairly new at the time), to enlighten locals about the rural areas that could suddenly be reached by streetcar. From the Hill Street station downtown or the Main Street station in Pasadena, Angelenos could cruise up to trail heads in San Fernando, Pasadena, Mt. Lowe, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Las Lomas, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, and Upland. The map’s suggested hikes vary from one day to three hours long, and offered folks pristine vistas and bucolic locales such as Wolfskill Falls, Alpine Tavern on Mount Lowe, Deer Park, Fish Canyon Falls, and the summit of Old Mount Baldy.

The map, which can be folded up and kept in a pocket, also contains a legend for places where hikers could obtain supplies, locate good fishing spots, discover spectacular views, hire guides or packers, and even make a telephone call. Its backside contains thorough descriptions of the joys of each hike, plus directions from the streetcar to the wilderness.

The present example also illustrates the boundaries of the "Game Refuge" and Angeles National Forest.