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California"s own history by John Walton Caughey

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Published by Century Schoolbook Press in San Francisco .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • California -- History -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

Statementby John and LaRee Caughey.
ContributionsCaughey, LaRee.
The Physical Object
Pagination300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14498868M
OCLC/WorldCa9318619

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