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Roadside history of California

Author: Ruth Pittman
Publisher: Missoula, MT : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Roadside History of California takes you over mountains, across deserts, and along shorelines to the places where history happened. Author Ruth Pittman reveals the intricate tapestry of the state's history by following those threads that weave the most crucial and illustrative patterns. She writes with contagious enthusiasm about the missions, the gold rush, the rich cultural diversity, and issues as old as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Pittman
ISBN: 0878423176 9780878423170 0878423184 9780878423187
OCLC Number: 32396018
Description: xi, 415 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: California: a state of superlatives --
Shasta-Cascade: the magnificent wilderness --
The wild North Coast --
Gold country --
The fertile Central Valley --
The golden Bay Area --
The captivating Central Coast --
Los Angeles: paradise plagued --
Orange County: orchards no more --
San Diego: California's birthplace --
The varied Inland Empire --
The majestic deserts --
The magnificent Sierra Nevada.
Responsibility: Ruth Pittman.

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Roadside History of California takes you over mountains, across deserts, and along shorelines to the places where history happened. Author Ruth Pittman reveals the intricate tapestry of the state's history by following those threads that weave the most crucial and illustrative patterns. She writes with contagious enthusiasm about the missions, the gold rush, the rich cultural diversity, and issues as old as the state--water, social programs, the environment, and much more. The state's roadways provide an effective framework for reading about California history, leading you from place to place while the well-researched stories guide you through time and topics.--From publisher description.

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