BearStateBooks

Bear State Books specializes in the publication of local area histories and biographies to help preserve our heritage. Publisher Chris Brewer is a professional historian and a certified architectural historian, and is retired as such from the California Department of Transportation. Although Bear State Books specializes in the history of Kern, Kings, Tulare, and Fresno Counties, it also publishes the works of Frank F. Latta, founder of Bear State Books.

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Publisher Chris Brewer

Bear State Books is owned and operated by Chris Brewer, a professional historian and a certified architectural historian. He is retired as such from the California Department of Transportation.

Dalton Gang Days

This Frank Latta book is a reprint of the 1976 classic covering the legend and lore of the Dalton Gang and its exploits in California and the Midwest.

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