Pacific Rural Press. Vol. XLVII. No. 1. January 6, 1894.

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Original publisher's black and white wrapper with a reprinted black and white portrait photograph of "Mr. Edward F. Adams." As quoted from an article on the front page Mr. Adams was "of Santa Cruz county, chief promoter and central figure in the new movement for co-operation in fruit-marketing in California." 11 1/4" x 15 1/2." Pages 1-20, complete. Black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back page has an ad for a John Deere Gazelle Gang Plow. Pages are very clean and intact but loose and there is chipping at the spine. The Pacific Rural Press was a major agricultural journal that was published between the mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Many of the articles give information and advice on the different parts of the agricultural industry. The following are some of the articles and features in this issue: "Two Prominent Co-Operators," "The Co-operative Movement Assailed," "The San Jose Exchange," "Horticulture: Packing Apples for Export," "Track and Farm: Nancy Hanks May Race No More" [about a prized race horse's potential retirement], "Poultry Yard: Crossbred Fowls on the Farm; Sorghum and Alfalfa," "Swine Yard: Canadian Conclusions About Hog Raising," "The Dairy: Artificial Butter Frauds; Temperature for Churning; A Profitable Dairy Cow," "The State Fruit Exchange," "Gen. Chipman on the Tariff," "The Field: The Sugar Bounty; Cow Tail Holders," "The Home Circle: Some Things Every Self-Respecting Householder Should Be Able to Do; A Bath That Refreshes and Cleanses," "Domestic Economy" [recipes], "Young Folks' Column," "Patrons of Husbandry: Does Industry Need Protection?," "Agricultural Notes," "Entomological: Insect Pests and Remedies," and "S. F. Market Report," "Man's Place in Nature" [about a lecture given by David Starr Jordan concerning "man's place in nature" from an evolutionary standpoint; he referenced works by Charles Darwin and Aldous Huxley], and "Whence the Water of the Great Lakes" [about the origin of the Great Lakes' water; a civil engineer concluded that the Rocky Mountains were the source].