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St. Mary’s College & Black Friday

October 3, 2013

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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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New from History Press West: Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13

September 20, 2013

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Southern Oregon Historical Society #6791.

I consider the crime in which these brothers were involved among the most serious in the criminal annals of this state. —Special Prosecutor George Neuner The DeAutremont brothers were looking for a big score. They brought dynamite, guns and a getaway car. On October 11, 1923, at the summit of the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern […]

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Introducing Fremont Older & The 1916 San Francisco Bombing

September 20, 2013

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Courtesy John C. Ralston.

A tragic bombing. Two men falsely accused. One journalist seeking justice. On Saturday, July 22, 1916, as “Preparedness Day” parade units assembled south of San Francisco’s Market Street, a terrorist bomb exploded, killing ten people and wounding forty. San Francisco was outraged. Instead of searching for the perpetrators, however, the district attorney used the bombing […]

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New from American Palate West: A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine

September 20, 2013

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Grilled oysters with chermoula on a bed of rock salt. Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar. 2013. Courtesy of Pamela Heiligenthal.

Let the flavors of the Pacific Northwest dance across your palate. This October, History Press West is excited to debut a new American Palate title exploring the roots of Northwest food and drink… With a dash of humor and a sprinkling of recipes, culinarian Marc Hinton chronicles the bounty of the Pacific Northwest from the […]

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Introducing Napa Valley Chronicles

July 30, 2013

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George L. Throne pear spraying crew 1911. Courtesy of Diane Dillon.

This September, History Press West looks forward to a new American Chronicles title from author Lauren Coodley: In 1905, Napa’s mayor, J.A. Fuller, announced, “Napa for half a century has been slumbering in a Rip Van Winkle sleep but she has awakened at last.” Back then, fifteen cents bought coffee and a donut at the […]

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