Tag Archives: California

Tracing the Course of Willow Creek History

June 6, 2013


Courtesy of the Sierra National Forest.

“a marvelous blending of history and facts along with the warmth of personal interviews”–Susan Rappaport In the heart of California, not far from Yosemite, Willow Creek rises at eight thousand feet in the Sierra Forest, crashing through narrow granite canyons and meandering through serene mountain passes on its journey to meet the San Joaquin River […]

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New from American Chronicles: San Diego Yesterday

May 2, 2013


San Diego postcard.

San Diego’s transformation from frontier outpost to vital port was a checkered one. This spring, the History Press welcomes back author Rick Crawford for another round of San Diego history… San Diego today is a vibrant and bustling coastal city, but it wasn’t always so. The city’s transformation from a rough-hewn border town and frontier […]

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Vintage History from American Palate West

February 10, 2013


Wine barrel display at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard. Courtesy of the Donna Blake Birchell.

This spring 2013, enjoy a taste of vintage American Palate history with History Press West… California Vines, Wines and Pioneers Sherry Monahan (History Press, March 2013) California Vines, Wines and Pioneers adds a new dimension to the terroir that we taste in our wines today. Next time you enjoy a glass, toast our history.  –Peter […]

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Interview with Sherry Monahan, Author of California Vines, Wines & Pioneers

January 23, 2013


Italian Swiss Colony warehouses. Courtesy Sherry Monahan.

This spring, the History Press will toast to the deep roots of the West’s wine heritage with a new addition to the American Palate series. In this interview with History Press West, Sherry Monahan, author of the forthcoming book California Vines, Wines & Pioneers, shares insights about her writing process and California’s wine industry. HPW: […]

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New from History Press Aviation: A History of Flight in Riverside

January 17, 2013


In 1926, Roman Warren announced he would fly under the Rubidoux bridge only a few hundred feet from his "Riverside Airport." Courtesy of Roman Warren Jr. and family.

History Press announces The Aviation History of Greater Riverside by Marge Bitetti and Tony Bitetti–a new title in our growing collection of Riverside histories. Look for the book in stores this month! Ever since aircraft changed the scope of the First World War, flight became both a passion and business in Riverside. Early barnstormers needed […]

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