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!! Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County

Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County
Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County

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The Thompson Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County is a fine example of a contemporary reprint of a historic county atlas. Originally published in 1892, the atlas is a marvelous representation of Tulare County's rich history, set in lithography and cartography.

DETAILS:262 pp, hardbound, 2006

AUTHOR: Thomas H. Thompson

ISBN: 1-892622-29-7

PRICE: $99.95

Bakersfield and Kern City Directory 1899

Bakersfield and Kern City Directory
Bakersfield and Kern City Directory

This book is a Brewer-Pipkin Publishing Company reprint of Bakersfield and Kern City's (East Bakersfield) first city directory of 1899, listing business and residential names and addresses.

DETAILS: 52+3 pages, hardbound, 1987.

AUTHOR: A.C. Maude

ISBN: 1-892622-02-5

PRICE: $14.95

Price after tax: $16.11

Bakersfield and Kern Picture Album

Bakersfield and Kern Picture Album
Bakersfield and Kern Picture Album

The historical photographs of Bakersfield's forgotten past, show the city’s historic streetscapes, businesses and other scenes of the past.

DETAILS: 96 pp., softbound, 2001.

AUTHOR: Chris Brewer and Don Pipkin

ISBN: 92622-13-0.

PRICE: $19.95

Price after tax: $21.50

Bakersfield Picture Album Volume 2

BAKERSFIELD PICTURE ALBUM Volume 2
BAKERSFIELD PICTURE ALBUM Volume 2

A second volume of wonderful historical photographs from Bakersfield's forgotten past with scenes of the city from the past.

DETAILS: 96 pp., softbound, 2003.

AUTHOR: Chris Brewer

ISBN: 1-892622-21-1.

PRICE: $19.95

Death Valley ‘49ers

Death Valley 49ers
Death Valley 49ers

The tortuous journey from Salt Lake City to San Fernando Valley is discussed by Author Frank Latta

AUTHOR: Frank F. Latta

ISBN 1-892622-19-X.

PRICE: $24.95

Price with Shipping and Taxes = 31.82

Historic Kern County

History of Kern County
History of Kern County

Historic Kern County: An Illustrated History of Bakersfield and Kern County by Chris Brewer is a beautiful collection of photographs and artifacts of the historic past of Kern County, California.

Contributors:
Jeff Nickell, Photo editor;
Calhoun Collins, Cover artist;
Sean Steele and Marie Beth Jones, contributing writers.
Editor: Chris Brewer
ISBN: 1-893613-14-1
PRICE: $39.95
Price+tax: 43.05

History of Kern County

History of Kern County
History of Kern County

This is a reprint of the rare History of Kern County by Wallace Elliot.

DETAILS: Hardcover book without dust jacket, larger book measures 9 x 12 inches. 222 pp., hardbound 2003.

AUTHOR: Wallace Elliot

ISBN: 1-892622-22-X.

PRICE: $39.95

PRICE WITH TAX: $43.05

History of Tulare County

History of Tulare County
History of Tulare County

Reprint of the rare History of Tulare County, California by historian Kathleen Small.

AUTHOR: Kathleen Small

DETAILS: 518 pp., softbound, 2001.

ISBN: 1-892622-12-2.

PRICE: $24.95

Price with Shipping and Taxes = 31.82

Hot Springs Country

Hot Springs Country
Hot Springs Country

Hot Springs Country, the third of eight books through which Bob Powers talks about his heartland, it ample proof that thousands of other Americans enjoy sharing this world with him.

AUTHOR: Bob Powers

DETAILS: 9 x 12 inches. 160 pp., hardbound, dw, 2007.

ISBN 978-1-892622-35-8.

PRICE: $35

Kern River Country

Kern River Country
Kern River Country

Author and Historian Bob Powers continues the story of his homeland in Kern River Country.

AUTHOR: Bob Powers

DIMENSIONS: 9 x 12 inches. Hardbound, dw, 2003.

ISBN 978-1-892622-34-1.

PRICE: $35

PRICE+TAX: 37.71

Mooney's Oak Grove

Mooney's Oak Grove
Mooney's Oak Grove

Mooney's Oak Grove 1906-2013 studies the history of the Oak Groves as preserved by Michael Mooney.

DETAILS: 268 pages, hardbound.

AUTHOR: William Allen, 2003

ISBN 1-892622-20-3

PRICE: $29.95

PRICE+TAX: 32.27

North Fork Country

North Fork Country
North Fork Country

Bob Powers continues his look at the people in the Kern River Area.
AUTHOR: Bob Powers
Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches. 160 pp., hardbound, dw, 2003.
ISBN 1-892622-23-8.
PRICE: $35.00

Saga of Rancho El Tejon

Saga of Rancho El Tejon
Saga of Rancho El Tejon

Saga of Rancho El Tejon is the story of José Jesus Lopez, who was one of the most colorful pioneers to operate a stock ranch in California.

AUTHOR: Frank F. Latta
DETAILS: 295 pp.
ISBN: 1-892622-30-0.
PRICE: $24.95
Price+tax: 26.88

Price with Shipping and Tax = $31.82

Colonel Baker's Field

Colonel Baker's Field
Colonel Baker's Field

Rare Baker family-lore is merged with historical research to recount an incredible time in our country's history when pioneers reached beyond the impossible to achieve their dreams.

DETAILS: Colonel Baker's Field by Judy Salamacha, Sandy Mittelsteadt, with Chris Brewer; Illustrator: Jody Salamacha-Hollier. Publisher: Bear State Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-892622-50-1

PRICE: $24.95

Price with Shipping and Tax = $32.38

Dalton Gang Days

Dalton Gang Days
Dalton Gang Days

The fact and fiction of the Dalton family is laid out in this reprint of Frank Latta's original 1976 classic.

DETAILS: 291 pp., softbound, 2001.

AUTHOR: Frank Latta

PRICE: $19.95

PRICE WITH TAX: $21.50

ISBN: 1-892622-14-9.

Subcategories

 

Covering the cities and counties of the greater San Joaquin Valley, from Exeter to Bakersfield.

 

Biographies and memoirs from outlaws to dust bowl refugees

 

The San Joaquin Valley was home to was home to a remarkably dense and diverse population of Native Californians. Perhaps as many as one-third of the more than 330,000 Native Californians lived here; four of the six linguistic stocks found in California are represented here; cultural and social patterns were highly variable, as were the adaptive strategies: coastal tidelands collectors; riverine fishers; lakeshore fishers-hunters-gatherers; valley and plains gatherers; foothill gatherers-hunters. There also was great variety in material culture, from house forms to boats, from clothing to basketry.