Crafts, Mrs. E.P.R.
Title PIONEER DAYS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY.
Edition First edition
Publisher Redlands, California: Kingsley, Moles & Collins Co., 1906.
Seller ID 478
Sm.8vo. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". [1-11]12-214 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 24 additional leaves of portraits and plates. Brown cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Boards lightly rubbed. Very good.Arriving in the Valley at age 29, in 1854, Hannah Crafts lived there for the rest of her long life, eventful life. She wrote this book at age 80, and according to E.I. Edwards, "Mrs. Craft's book makes for interesting reading and it may well be considered one of the more important among the relatively few source records available for the early history of the San Bernardino Valley." Cowan (II), p. 149; Edwards, p. 61; Rocq 7104.