Land of Sunshine

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Land of Sunshine (1894-1902) was founded in 1894 in Los Angeles as an illustrated monthly magazine, similar to Overland Monthly, with an annual subscription rate of $1. It was originally founded to promote Southern California, but in 1902 its editor, Charles Lummis, broadened the magazine’s scope to include the Southwest (Arizona and New Mexico), and so the name was changed to Out West. Lummis stayed with the publication until 1909, after which several editors worked for the dwindling publication. Out West in turn merged with Overland Monthly in 1923 until it expired in 1935.

VOLUME ONE: June to November 1894

  • June 1894 V1(1) [p. 1-24] (5,000 copies)
  • July 1894 V1(2) [p. 25-48]
  • Aug. 1894 V1(3) [p. 49-68]
  • Sept. 1894 V1(4) [p. 69-88]
  • Oct. 1894 V1(5) [p. 89-108]
  • Nov. 1894 V1(6) [p. 109-126] Holder. Famous Fish of Southern California p. 110-111
With this number of LAND OF SUNSHINE concludes its first volume. On the last page of this issue [p. 126] we print an index of the contents of all numbers to date...

VOLUME TWO: December 1894 to May 1895

  • Dec. 1894. V. 2(1) [p. 1-20]
  • Jan. 1895 V2(2) [p. 21-40]
  • Feb. 1895 V. 2(3) [p. 41-58]
  • March 1895 V. 2(4) [p. 59-76] The Palmer Collection p. 68-69
  • April 1895 V. 2(5) [p. 77-96]
  • May 1895 V. 2(6) [p. 95-120]

VOLUME THREE: June to November 1895
VOLUME FOUR: December 1895 to May 1896
VOLUME FIVE: June to November 1896 [June, September, November]
VOLUME SIX: December 1896 to May 1897
VOLUME SEVEN: June to November 1897 [July, September, October]



  • 1895. J. B. B. The Yates Collection Land of Sunshine 2(6):98, May


  • 1896. [no author] Echoes of California Fiestas Land of Sunshine 5(1):164-165, June
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[original in SCIF archives]


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[original in SCIF archives; pages removed from issue]


  • 1898. Trask, Blanche. Avalon, Santa Catalina Island (A song) Land of Sunshine 9(2):153, 1898


  • 1898. Land of Sunshine 10(1), December 1898
[original in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives] [second copy of Volume 10 ex-lib. bound]


  • 1899. The American Mentone [Santa Barbara] Land of Sunshine 10(4):186-191, March 1899
[original in SCIF archives] [second copy of Volume 10 ex-lib. bound]


  • 1899. Kennedy, S. M. Southern California Points of Interest [Catalina Island] Land of Sunshine 10(5):290-299, April 1899
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1899. Holder Charles Frederick. A California Aquarium and Zoological Station [Catalina Island] Land of Sunshine 11(2):77-84, July 1899
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1900. Trask, Blanche. Dying San Nicolas Land of Sunshine 13(2):95-100, July 1900
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[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1901. [no island articles] Land of Sunshine 15(2-3):1, August-September 1901
[original in SCIF archives]