California Welcomes You: The Official Souvenir Book of Al Malaikah Temple A.A.O.M.S. 1923 Imperial Council Meeting Pilgrimage to Washington D.C. June 4th to 8th
Los Angeles: Western Litho, . pp. Oblong quarto [23 cm x 30 cm] Color illustrated wrappers. Near fine. Item #7787
Los Angeles area view book that contain 67 full-page captioned views of attractions, sites, and city scenes. Work opens with a four page description of the Al Malaikah's Los Angeles Temple and their representatives. The Al Malaikah Temple is home to world famous Shrine Auditorium. This is followed by a seven page introduction touting the area's beauty, modernization, schools, and economic opportunities. This is followed by the captioned views.
"Every one who really knows Southern California knows that is a remarkable situation. He knows that if all the world realized what Nature has done for Southern California, and what man has done to aid nature, there wouldn't be standing room from the Mexican border to the tops of the Tehachapis. And why doesn't all the world realize this - what's the answer? Ah, Brother, it's because Nature is a wise old dame and all men are liars." - p.