29 September 2010

California Quotes: Eggs in the Early Days

"And yet eggs in the early days were very dear; and it would have seemed as if there was great encouragement to produce them. The clipper ship John Bertram, said to be the first clipper expressly built for the California trade, arrived on its first voyage in the summer of 1851 and among other things brought out ten thousand dozen eggs, which sold for ten thousand dollars."

From: History of California, 1898, Volume 3, p. 882

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