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Southern California Miscellany [Paperback]

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Fascinating tales of Southern California history from 1800 to 1920. Over 50 informative and entertaining short stories with dozens of photographs. Also contains authentic old California recipies, and sightseeing trips for revisiting history through self-guided tours. Day trips and side trips just off the beaten path or freeway close.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.38"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 9, 2003
Publisher   McKenna Publishing Group
ISBN  1932172084  
ISBN13  9781932172089  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elizabeth Cox is the author of "Familiar Ground "and "The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love," She makes her home in Littleton, Massachusetts and teaches one semester each year at Duke University in North Carolina.

Elizabeth Cox was born in 1942.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 19th Century > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 19th Century > Turn of the Century
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 20th Century > General
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Classics
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > United States > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Collections & Readers

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This is the author's first book and like her newest book: "California Pioneers, Their Stories, Culture and Cuisine" she has, once again, brought into the forefront rare aspects of California history from the 1800s.

What I liked best about this book is that I live in southern California and I grew up here, yet the stories and sightseeing tips were new to me. I always wondered when I was little and in school why history books we had to read in school so seldom dealt with this region. Evidently the author felt this way, too, and she spent a lot of time and effort to uncover the history of So-Cal.

Recently I met Ms. Cox when she was the guest speaker for a CA historical society. I was impressed with her sincerety and interest in pioneering history from all aspects and cultures. A few days after the meeting at which she was the guest speaker, I had a question on food trivia and I visited her web site: To my surprise, she answered my e-mail personally and I got the answer to a trivia question I had wondered about for years.

I like referring curious readers to books by authors I have met and have come to realize their passion for what they research and write about. That's the case with this book. It was researched and written by an historian-author who sees history as a puzzle that we need more clues to.

Her stories in this book and her other one are family-oriented and you can pick and choose how you read the book. That makes it easy to carry this book around to have on hand when you find yourself needing to kill time while waiting.
Love the History!  Jun 26, 2004
I grew up in New England, where I was taught nothing about California history. Since I moved to Southern California almost 30 years ago, I've lived in four counties and thought I had learned quite a bit about each one. However, almost everything in this book was new to me. The author does a great job of writing the stories of history. I'd like to visit, or in some cases re-visit, all of the places she talks about in Part 10 (Sightseeing, Day Trips, and Quick Drive-By Tours, using this book as a guide.
Great Find!  Jun 20, 2004
I picked up this book during a trip early this year. I began the usual thumbing through the pages, looking for something to grab my attention. I was pleased to discover how informative it was. I have grown up near many of the areas mentioned in this book. It turned out to be very enjoyable and educational reading. I especially enjoyed the authentic recipies. Great addition to the material :-)
Love that Grizzly Pot Roast!  Jun 8, 2004
What was missing from my school history lessons on early Southern California is provided in this engaging book: humor, colorful characters, zoology, horticulture, and yes, recipies! Now I know what to do with the grizzly Jed shot yesterday! (I'll let Jed do the skinnin' though). I've lived most of my considerable years in Southern California without managing to hear these tales before, so this is a very welcome addition to my collection. Some of the stories would make a great movie. (Wonder if Ms. Cox writes screenplays?) The book is well researched, and the bibliography makes a great reading list, too.
Traveling Thru Tyme  Jun 5, 2004
Excellent Book to carry with you as you travel thru Southern California. I wonder if Huel Howser has read it yet? I live ,Work and Play in this area and thanks to this book am able to relate to the History of my Suroundings.

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