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Little Known Tales in California History

By: Pryor, Alton

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Stagecoach Publishing: October 1997

Seller ID: 42792

ISBN: 0966005317

Condition: Used - Good


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Gold Fever

By: N/A

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Airphoto International: January 2002

Seller ID: 79289

ISBN: 9622177131

Condition: Used - Good


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The Legend of Kate Morgan: The Search for the Ghost of the Hotel Del Coronado

By: Alan M. May

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ELK Publishing: January 1991

Seller ID: 71825

ISBN: B000PFEYX4

Condition: Used - Good


No writing or highlihgting inside. View more info

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The History of Alta California: A Memoir of Mexican California

By: Antonio Maria Osio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press: May 1996

Seller ID: 122058

ISBN: 0299149749

Condition: Used - Good


Occasional light highlighting. View more info

Bear Flag Rising: The Conquest of California, 1846

By: Dale L. Walker

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Forge Books: May 2000

Seller ID: 115111

ISBN: 0312875126

Condition: Used - Good


From the acclaimed author of Legends and Lies and The Boys of '98. Bear Flag Rising traces the history of California from the Indians who inhabited the land before the first Europeans saw it. The lives of the Californios in tranquil days before the advent of American trappers and the steady decline of the providence under Mexico's neglectful rule are brought to life in this epic chronicle.Bear Flag Raising, rich with the personalities of all those who participated, re... View more info

Unknown California

By: David Fine, Kim Eisen, Jonathan Eisen

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co: April 1985

Seller ID: 104606

ISBN: 0020480709

Condition: Used - Good


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San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires

By: Dennis Smith

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Viking Adult: September 2005

Seller ID: 118933

ISBN: 0670034428

Condition: Used - Good


At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In all, 522 blocks and 28,188 buildings were leveled, and some 200,000 people dislocated. This watershed event in American history has never before been told with the richness of historical detail and insight that our fo... View more info

Old San Francisco: The biography of a city from early days to the earthquake

By: Doris Muscatine

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Putnam: January 1975

Seller ID: 77159

ISBN: 0399115943

Condition: Used - Good


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Under Freedom's Banner [California State Series]

By: Dorothy M. Fraser; Helen F. Yeager

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Book Company/California State Dept of Education: January 1966

Seller ID: 61826

ISBN: B001PHP8KY

Condition: Used - Good


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Farm, Home & Forge: Turn-of-the-Century Santa Clara County Implements (Local History Studies series)

By: editor Walter G.Warren

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Foothill Junior College, California History Center: January 1970

Seller ID: 67665

ISBN: B000K0JIZ8

Condition: Used - Good


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Scenes along the line of the San Jose & Los Gatos Interurban Railroad

By: Hill, Andrew Putnam

Price: $13.50

Publisher: San Jose Historical Museum Assoc: January 1994

Seller ID: 48802

ISBN: 0914139118

Condition: Used - Very Good


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World Rushed In

By: J. S. Holliday

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Touchstone: June 1983

Seller ID: 112595

ISBN: 067125538X

Condition: Used - Good


"The World Rushed In" is a pioneering achievement in historical writing, at once a personal, intimate story of one man's search for wealth "and" the definitive account of the California gold rush. Building upon the copious journals of gold seeker William Swain and enlarging upon his experiences through the imaginative interweaving of his diaries with the letters of hundreds of other '49ers, J. S. Holliday gives the reader a compelling opportunity to be part of one of Ame... View more info

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They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

By: Jo Ann Levy

Price: $11.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: September 1992

Seller ID: 112623

ISBN: 0806124733

Condition: Used - Good


"The phrase 'seeing the elephant' symbolized for '49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy's book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history.""-Choice""One of the best and most comprehensive... View more info

Echoes of the Past

By: John Bidwell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: State of California, Resources Agency, Dept. of Pa: January 1987

Seller ID: 112748

ISBN: 0941925013

Condition: Used - Good


Cover is lightly soiled. No writing inside or out. View more info

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Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta : The Celebrated California Bandit

By: JOHN ROLLIN RIDGE

Price: $9.00

Publisher: N/A: August 1977

Seller ID: 63409

ISBN: 0806114290

Condition: Used - Good


In 1854, a Cherokee Indian called Yellow Bird (better known as John Rollin Ridge) launched in this book the myth of Joaquin Murieta, based on the California criminal career of a 19th century Mexican bandit. Today this folk hero has been written into state histories, sensationalized in books, poems, and articles throughout America, Spain, France, Chile, and Mexico, and made into a motion picture. The Ridge account is here reproduced from the only known copy of the f... View more info

An End and a Beginning: The South Coast and Los Angeles 1850-1887

By: Joseph S. O'Flaherty

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Historical Society of Southern California: July 1992

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 67520

ISBN: 0914421050

Condition: Used - Good


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Ghost Towns of the West

By: Lambert Florin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Promontory: March 1992

Seller ID: 121349

ISBN: 0883940132

Condition: Used - Good


Prepared by the West's most traveled spook hunter, this is an accurate guide to over 400 ghost towns in the western U.S. and Canada. View more info

U.S. West: The Saga of Wells Fargo

By: Lucius Beebe, Charles Clegg

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bonanza Books: January 1974

Seller ID: 116567

ISBN: 0517140195

Condition: Used - Good


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The Call of Gold

By: newell D. Chamberlain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Valley Publishers: January 1972

Seller ID: 109561

ISBN: B009NNULPY

Condition: Used - Good


Second Printing. DJ has small closed tears on the top edge. View more info

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Sacramento's Boulevard Park (CA) (Images of America)

By: Paula Boghosian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: July 2006

Seller ID: 89843

ISBN: 0738529559

Condition: Used - Good


Perhaps more than any other Central Valley community, Sacramento is changing so rapidly as to become almost unrecognizable. New hou si ng project s a nd ongoi ng redevelopment efforts have led to a decline in the original, elegant homes in this city. Thankfully, this is not the case in Boulevard Park Preservationists and architectural historians have prevailed in this neighborhood to keep the Colonial Revival and Craftsman homes intact for the most part, even as the cit... View more info