Alta California love

Alta California

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The Spanish possessions along the Pacific coast north of the peninsula of Baja California. Early maps of the area often depicted California as an island. When this misconception was corrected in the 18th century, the peninsula came to be called Baja California and the rest of the mainland, Alta California.

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Examples

  • I think perhaps the writing in each paper has something of the American tendency to hysteria and convulsions, though these maladies are mild as compared with the “real thing” in the Alta California, which is largely taken here.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • I think perhaps the writing in each paper has something of the American tendency to hysteria and convulsions, though these maladies are mild as compared with the "real thing" in the Alta California, which is largely taken here.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • D. Oliver, while on the southwest corner stood the home of Mr. Fred McCrellish, the owner of the "Alta California," while just beyond were the homes of

    California, 1849-1913; or, the rambling sketches and experiences of sixty-four years' residence in that state

  • He had proposed, for twelve hundred dollars in gold, -- at the rate of twenty dollars apiece, to write a series of letters for the 'Alta California'.

    Mark Twain

  • Impulsive as always, he wrote at once to the "Alta California," proposing that they send him as their correspondent on this grand ocean picnic.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • One of the proprietors of a San Francisco paper, Col. John McComb, of the "Alta California," was strong in his approval of the lecture idea.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • He had planned to make a trip around the world later, contributing a series of letters to the "Alta California," lecturing where opportunity afforded.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • 'Alta California' of the authenticity of his copyright.

    Mark Twain

  • The proprietors of the 'Alta California' were exceeding wroth when they heard that Clemens was preparing for publication the very letters which they had commissioned him to write and had printed in their own paper.

    Mark Twain

  • "Alta California," was strong in his approval of the lecture idea.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

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