Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Foreign Lands #1

Decidedly the chief attraction of Southern California is the climate—but not all California is alike—take for instance, an August afternoon in San Francisco, and at Indio, in the Colorado desert. In the former place, the inhabitants will be found attired in heavy overcoats and sealskin wraps, or seated around large, open coal fires; at the latter, a thin shirt and overalls are too warm for comfort. Los Angeles occupies a happy position between these two extremes.

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1899