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The Key Ranch of Placentia
On the Ontiveros Rancho in 1893

By Michael A. Miniaci M.A.

The story of three phases of this land: The Rancho, The Grove & the Park. From the Cattle to the Orange and the preservation of the history of the Citrus Industry in Placentia. Taken from the historical archives of the Key Ranch with illustrations dating from the 1880s.

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Girl Across Panama
New York to San Francisco in 1854
By Douglas Westfall

The dangerous journey by ship, train, and mule
Across Panama to the gold fields of California
from the memoirs of an 11-year old girl.

Based upon the memoirs of
Mary Jane Arnold.

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Southern California Water
The Story of Why We're Here

By Douglas Westfall

The history of water in California: floods, droughts
and what it means to us today.

Yet this is only part of the story as California's population increases every ten years -- by some five million people -- and we haven't built any reservoirs for half a decade.

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Corona del Mar
My Kind of Town

By Douglas Westfall

The New Book of the Beauty and History of an Upscale Community On the Southern California Shore. Includes Panoramas, Postcards & Unpublished Photos from 1900 plus with each book is the keepsake
1937 promotional brochure of Corona del Mar.

-- This is a full color book of 240 illustrations --

$75.00 Printed Book

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The Costa Mesa Bluffs
The Beginnings of Orange County

By Douglas Westfall

The story of north Orange County through the visual effects of Native American artifacts and the fossils of the pre-historic animals that dwelled here.
The largest depository of Native American artifacts along with Miocene fossils in Southern California.

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A Tour of Old Towne Orange
Founded in 1871

By Douglas Westfall

A walking tour of the 3rd largest Historical District in America
Includes the Architecture, Heritage, History, & Preservation of 1,500 buildings, 100 historic trees, and 50 historic artifacts.

The largest historical town west of the Appalachias.

-- Now at 400 pages with a Style Guide Index --

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$25.00 For Ebook & Printed Book


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Story of the Town of Bolsa
From Rancho to Farmland

By Douglas Westfall

The Story of the Town of Bolsa is the history of a community that went from the headquarters of a vast rancho to a small American farming community in just 75 years.


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Ranchos of Orange County
Spanish & Mexican
By Virginia Carpenter

Ranchos of Orange County, a previously unpublished history of Orange County, by the late Virginia Carpenter.


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A Guide to Historic San Juan Capistrano
Established in 1776

By Mary Ellen Tryon

A guidebook to the town that surrounds the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano -- the Jewel of the Missions.


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Stories of Old El Toro
Essays On A Time Gone By

By Joe Osterman

A collection of works on El Toro by the author, covering the eras from California Ranchos through the American Farming Period.


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History of Santa Ana
City and Valley, 1887

Reproduction Issue

An illustrated look at the town that won the county seat of the newly formed Orange County. Embossed cover.
Found in the time capsule of the County of Orange.


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Twelve Flags Over California
California's History Makers, 1542 - 1850

By Onnolee Elliot, Ph. D.

The story of the early history makers of California and the background to understand how the state grew so quickly.


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Escondido History
& The Grape Day Celebration

By Douglas Westfall

A detailed history of the town of Escondido and the story of the Grape Day Celebration of over one hundred years ago.


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Changes in Landscape
Beginnings of Horticulture in the California Missions

By Michael R. Hardwick

While much has been written on the Missions of California, little can be found on certain elements of our Spanish heritage. Covers agriculture, specific foods/plants, and includes California Missions.


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Mission Dolores
The Gift of St. Francis

By Br. Guire Cleary, S.S.F.

Mission history by the Curator of Mission San Francisco de Asís. Written with vision by Br. Guire who paints a wide canvas of early San Francisco.


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