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John F. Davis

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California Romantic and Resourceful 

A plea for the Collection Preservation and Diffusion of Information
Relating to Pacific Coast History 

By John F.  Davis 

The Californian loves his state because his state loves him.  He returns
her love with a fierce affection that to men who do not know California
is always a surprise.  - David Starr Jordan in " California and the
Californians." 

As we transmit our institutions, so we shall transmit our blood and our
names to future ages and populations.  What altitudes shall throng these
shores, what cities shall gem the borders of the sea! Here all peoples
and all tongues shall meet.  Here shall be a more perfect civilization, a
more thorough intellectual development, a firmer faith, a more reverent
worship.  Perhaps, as we look back to the struggle of an earlier age, and
mark the steps of our ancestors in the career we have traced, some

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