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St. Mary’s College & Black Friday

October 3, 2013


Saint Mary’s College in 2009. Courtesy of St. Mary's College.

As Saint Mary’s College of California celebrates its sesquicentennial, the History Press looks forward to a new book chronicling the college’s enduring legacy. In this special History Press West feature, author and historian Ronald Eugene Isetti offers a unique look at one of the critical points in St. Mary’s College history. Black Friday Ronald Eugene […]

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Lost Chapter: Sacramento Restaurants, Dining “Inn”

July 26, 2013


El Mirador’s Sky Room was a cocktail lounge with Polynesian rhythms and a twice-weekly underwater ballet. Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room.

Serving up course after course of memories and recipes from Sacramento’s well-loved restaurants. In this special feature for History Press West, authors Maryellen Burns and Keith Burns share a lost chapter as a taste of their new book: Sacramento Restaurants: Dining “Inn” Maryellen Burns and Keith Burns Sacramento is one of the few cities in […]

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A Tradition of Apricots: Father’s Day Feature from Author Robin Chapman

June 12, 2013


Santa Clara Valley postcard. Courtesy Robin Chapman.

“Nowhere else in the world was anything like this to be seen; neither is there anything like it to be seen now. Thousands came to California year after year to see the breathtaking beauty of these fruitful valleys. We are greatly poorer to have lost most of it…” — Robert Couchman Robin Chapman’s book, California […]

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Ladies First: Women to Match the Idaho Frontier

February 14, 2013


The Hotel De France. From Elliott's History of the Idaho Territory, 1884.879.

In this special feature, History Press West invited Steven D. Branting, author of Historic Firsts of Lewiston, Idaho: Unintended Greatness, to share a selection of significant moments from Idaho’s frontier history. Women to Match the Idaho Frontier Steven D. Branting The issue of gender equality was a key feature of President Obama’s second inaugural speech […]

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Southern Arizona’s Top 10 Agri-Tourist Excursions

July 13, 2012


Open year round, Agua Linda’s Farm Store carries fresh, seasonal vegetables from their gardens, raw, local honey, a variety of organic jams and local goods, handmade soaps and grass-fed, hormone and anti-biotic free beef. Courtesy of Amanda Rockafellow Photography

With the publication of the History Press’ first Arizona title on the horizon, History Press West invited author Lili DeBarbieri to share some of her Southwest travel tips. Southern Arizona’s Top 10 Agri-Tourist Excursions Lili DeBarbieri In this year of Arizona’s centennial, reconnecting with the cultural backbone of the state—our family farms and ranches—is an […]

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