What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipt for the Million 1857?
Enjoy these ads from the Alta California 1857. Christmas as we know it was just beginning in last decade. Christmas trees for sale? Great buys on holiday gifts? St. Nick spirits? The stores in San Francisco had it all. If you lived in Oregon or Washington Territory, you might be able to order ad have it sent up. It took around nine to eleven days to get from Puget Sound to the Bay and vice versa, depending on the winds and seas.