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Historic Spots in California

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Publisher Comments:

The only complete guide to the historical landmarks of California, this standard work has now been thoroughly revised and updated. The edition is enriched by some 200 photographs, most of which were taken by the reviser and all of which are new to this edition.

Since the last revision in 1990, enormous changes have taken place within the state: many landscapes and buildings have been greatly altered and some are no longer in existence. Every effort has been made, through personal observation, to record the present condition of the landmarks and to provide clear and accurate descriptions of their locations. The text is written with the idea that the reader might use the book while traveling around the state, and thus mileage and signposts have been given where it was thought helpful. For this new edition, the reviser has added additional information on the states geography, the presence of Native Americans, and state and local museums.

To provide historical background, the reviser has written a short historical overview. The chapters of the book are organized by county, in alphabetical order. A rough chronology is followed for each county, beginning with pertinent facts on geography, continuing with Native American life, the coming of the Spaniards and other Europeans, the American conquest of the 1840s, and, in those areas where it had a major impact, the gold rush. The text then continues into the period of intensive agricultural development, railroads, industrialization, the growth of cities, the effects of World War II, and on into more recent times.

The bibliography, like the text, has been updated to 2001 and includes some of the established classics in California history as well as more recent material.

Reviews of the Fourth Edition

“Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history.” —California Highways

“This is an outstanding and accessible piece of scholarship, one that every student of California will value.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Kyle and Stanford University Press are to be lauded for this monumental undertaking.” —Southern California Quarterly

Book News Annotation:

Organized by county, this massive resource contains succinct descriptions of California's historic sites. The first edition was undertaken in 1932 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, who played a part in subsequent editions as all of California was included, we learn from Kyle (emeritus, history, Merritt College, Oakland) in his preface. Kyle has added more sites, updated the already lengthy bibliography, and updated street addresses.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The only complete guide to the historical landmarks of California, this edition is enriched by 225 photographs and a historical overview.

Synopsis:

“For seven decades, Historic Spots in California has served as the Baedeker guide to historical sites in the Golden State. Thanks to this new edition, this indispensable reference source will continue to inform us well into this new millennium.”—Kevin Starr, California State Librarian

Reviews of the Fourth Edition

“Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history.”—California Highways

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-[605]) and index.

About the Author

“For seven decades, Historic Spots in California has served as the Baedeker guide to historical sites in the Golden State. Thanks to this new edition, this indispensable reference source will continue to inform us well into this new millennium.”—Kevin Starr, California State Librarian
Reviews of the Fourth Edition

“Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history.”—California Highways

“This is an outstanding and accessible piece of scholarship, one that every student of California will value.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Kyle and Stanford University Press are to be lauded for this monumental undertaking.”—Southern California Quarterly
Historic Spots in California . . . .is highly recommended for school and community library California History reference collections as an impressive, exhaustive, thorough and unusually informative guide.”The Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804744836
Revised:
Kyle, Douglas E.
Revised:
Hoover, Mildred Brooke
Revised:
Kyle, Douglas E.
Revised:
Hoover, Mildred Brooke
Author:
Rensch, Ethel Grace
Author:
Abeloe, William
Author:
Hoover, Mildred
Author:
Hoover, Mildred Brooke
Author:
Ethel
Author:
Kyle, Douglas
Author:
Abeloe, William N.
Author:
Kyle, Douglas E.
Author:
Rensch,
Author:
Rensch, Hero
Author:
Rensch, Hero Eugene
Author:
Rensch, Ethel
Revised:
Rensch, Hero E.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
California
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
California History, Local.
Subject:
Historic sites -- California.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
5th ed. / revised by Douglas E. Kyle.
Series Volume:
240
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
10.50 x 8.00 in

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Product details 688 pages Stanford University Press - English 9780804744836 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The only complete guide to the historical landmarks of California, this edition is enriched by 225 photographs and a historical overview.
"Synopsis" by ,
“For seven decades, Historic Spots in California has served as the Baedeker guide to historical sites in the Golden State. Thanks to this new edition, this indispensable reference source will continue to inform us well into this new millennium.”—Kevin Starr, California State Librarian

Reviews of the Fourth Edition

“Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history.”—California Highways

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-[605]) and index.
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