Behold the Land


Author: Lake County Historical Society



Author: Lake County Historical Society

Written in 1888 by the Lake County Board of Supervisors, this volume boosts Lake County, “showing its advantage as a place of residence.” A slightly exaggerated work, this book offers a general background of the county in 1888 as to topography, climate, timber resources, soil quality, minerals, mineral springs, education, fish and game, etc. It also covers residences, which leads to descriptions of the various cities and towns around Clear Lake, such as Upper Lake, Lakeport, Lower Lake, and Middletown. Also of interest are period advertisements for various businesses in the county.  (80 pages)