"Story of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. The Partially Destroyed Metropolis Now Being Rebuilt," in California Magazine. (The Travelers' Blue Book). May, 1906.
Los Angeles: Blue Book Publishing, 1906. 64 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. 12mo. Pictorial paper wrappers. First edition. A good copy, wrappers damp stained and torn, with small chips at corners, first dozen leaves damp stained along inner and outer margins, else clean. Item #43115
Old Series, Vol. V. No 3 New Series, Vol. I, No. 2. Known as the Traveler's Blue Book through March 1906. While the main article by C. Beauregard Poland contains eight photographs of the devastation and reports on the quake, an accompanying map of California, superimposed over the eastern midwest, attempts to allay any fears about moving to California by illustrating just how large the state is. There is no need to worry. An earthquake in San Francisco does not affect Los Angeles. California is safe. "Did it ever occur to you? That California is the ideal state of homes, happiness and prosperity? That the climate of California is so nice the year round that one can work out of doors all the time?... farming pays... land can be bought... good land ... is not costly..." (p. 16). Other articles promote other regions of California. Surprisingly scarce. OCLC locates no copies of this issue, and only two institutional holdings of the old and/or new series, Yale, and Huntington, but neither containing this issue.