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[YOUNG, Robert S.] : MISSION AND PLAIN OF SAN FERNANDO.
[Washington : 1857]. An attractive and uncommon antique print – a native American picks cactus fruit in the foreground – the old mission-house of San Fernando Rey de Espana (which gives its name to modern San Fernando in Los Angeles County) beyond. Originally produced for a volume of the House of Representatives’ "Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean" (Washington : 1857), recording the work of the Williamson-Abbot Pacific Railroad Survey of 1855. Robert S. Young was the artist who accompanied the expedition.
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