Held under the auspices of the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War, assisted by the U.S. Army and Navy, the National Guard of California, the Slot Monument Association, The California Pioneers, the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California, Boards of Supervisors, Fraternal Societies, Public Schools, and Citizens of the State. Held at Monterey, California, July 7th, 1896. Also of the fiftieth anniversary of the raising of the American flag at San Francisco, California, July 9, 1846 by Captain James B. Montgomery, U.S.N., commanding the U.S. Sloop of War Portsmouth, Held July 9, 1896. Preceded by the account of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the raising of the Bear Flag at Sonoma, California, June 14, 1846. Held Saturday June 13th, 1896. Prepared by direction of the Committee appointed by the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War, approved and ordered printed. Comrades James Layton, Colonel Joseph Stewart and Charles Lange.Contains photographs of Hotel del Monte and a bird’s eye view of the hotel, as well as portraits of the representatives, men and women, and a list of the participants.