A Journey to Save the Lost Coast


Published by Mattole, 1979
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8-1/2 by 11 inches. 32 pages. In 1979, a man named Mattole (after the river in Humboldt County, California, on the far northwest coast of the state) set out on a horseback ride to Sacramento. He wanted to raise awareness of the environmental issues in southern Humboldt County. This very scarce book includes excerpts from his journey diary as well as reproducing news clippings. He wanted the legislature to declare the Mattole a 'Wild and Scenic' river. Another of his demands addressed marijuana cultivation: 'It is the God given right of every citizen to grow their own food, whether they shall eat it, or drink it, or smoke it.' First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Journey to Save the Lost Coast
Publisher: Mattole
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Pamphlet
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description 1980. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. White wrappers with title in green and b&w illustration on front. Staple bound, binding is tight. All edges have light soiling and spine has light wear. Title page has light foxing, otherwise interior is clean. B&w photographs included. This book is a compilation of articles and journal entries from 1979 surrounding the 300 mile horseback trip that Mattole, a Humboldt county man, took to speak with the governor of California. Mattole took this 300 mile journey to protest the opening of a large section of the Humboldt coastline to oil drilling. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 013316

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