ILLUSTRATED SOUVENIR EDITION OF THE MESA COUNTY MAIL, Fruita, Colorado, January 1909
Original printed light-pink wrappers; 48 pages; illustrated. Publication dimensions: 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches.
Promotional/prospectus written and edited by Wagner & Hickman, The Mesa County Mail, Fruita, Colorado.
This scarce publication — no listings in OCLC or in Wynar — reads like a prospectus, yet provides historical, cultural, and agricultural details, illustrated with photographs.
Articles include: An Old Timer Writes Entertainingly of the Past History of Fruita; Rev. Geo. W. Belsey Writes of the Present Conditions at Fruita (1909); Rev. Geo. W.Belsey Predicts a Glowing Future for Fruita; Something about the kind of Climate that is Enjoyed by the People of Fruita; E. W. Terrill Tells About Past and Present School Conditions at Fruita ….
Also, promotion of a Verner Z. Reed and Reed Investment Company development: The New Orchard Town of Loma, five and a Half Miles West of Fruita; The Loma Town and Land Company; and, The Western Sugar and Land Company.
Numerous local advertisements for Fruita businesses such as The Beach-Peiffer Mercantile Company, Francis P. Adams, M.D., C. H. Barnes Cash Hardware and Grocery; The Fruita Mercantile Company Cash Store; John W. Roth, The Reliable Real Estate Man; and more.
Condition: very good plus