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.

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Get Your Copy of The Thompson Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County now for only $99.95, while supplies last.

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.

In the news…

The Gunfighter and the Explorer

by Tom Clavin 151 years ago, a journey to Africa began that would garner international fame. In March, Henry Morton Stanley set out from Zanzibar to find a missing British...

read more

A Hero of the Revolution

by Tom Clavin Previously, I discussed Simon Kenton, friend to Daniel Boone and fellow legendary frontiersman. Today, it’s the turn of Daniel Morgan, another one of the colorful,...

read more

Saving Daniel Boone

by Tom Clavin One of the more important figures in the Revolutionary War was Simon Kenton. What, you’ve never heard of him? He happens to be one of the especially intriguing...

read more