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    Western Americana: March 1899 Pacific States Telephone Directory, 6" x 9". This extremely rare book is an invaluable research resource for anyone interested in the history of the Pacific coast states at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The book has a listing for every telephone subscriber in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. In San Francisco, for example, the directory lists the social elite, Mrs. Leland Stanford, at California and Powell streets (Main 15) as well as the less than savory, The Three Finger Jack Shooting Gallery at 115 O' Farrell Street (Brown 506). The directory provides a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere. Chipping and re-enforcing to the paper covers, a few notations, and minor tears to the title page and last page, else very good.

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