Early Redlands

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Redlands saw rapid town building from 1880 to 1920, with an expanding citrus industry and a growing, energetic populace. Many early residents came for their health and for the mild winters. These included the wealthy, who brought immediate income to a small town, introducing beautiful mansions, parks, and philanthropic investment. This economic boon allowed over 30 professional photographers to come and go in this young town, producing the legacy of high-quality photographs that illustrate this book. Tourism created the need for souvenir photographs, schools meant graduation pictures, and business promotion demanded commercial views. Walk through the life of days gone by into the stores, neighborhoods, homes, schools, and town entertainment in Early Redlands. A chapter is provided to help other communities locate their local photographers while sharing the rich history of Redlands.
ISBN: 9781467130677
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 187
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ann Cordy Deegan, author and former museum curator, and Maria Y. Carrillo, associate archivist of A.K. Smiley Public Library, Redlands, California, bring their passion for history and photographs to tell the story of this period. The excellent and large archives of the A.K. Smiley Public Library furnish these images.