Golden Odyssey. John Stroud Houston. California’s First Controller and the Origins of State Government

GRENIER, Judson A.
Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California, 1999. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait, photographs, drawings, facsimiles, and maps.
First edition.
Quarto, black cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly browned). Slight spotting of top edges, else fine.

“In 1849, before it officially became a state, California installed a government that lacked precedent, authority, or money. To start the mechanism and keep it going was the responsibility of the state’s first controller, John Stroud Houston.” -from the dust jacket.

Price: $10.00
SKU: 56713
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