"Classic Tales in California History" Book reprint highlights California history
Author Alton Pryor announces a reprint of “Classic Tales in California History,” a history of some of California’s most memorable events.
The story of outlaw Black Bart, who robbed 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches, is among the 36 chapters on California’s historical events.
Each chapter in Pryor’s books comprises a stand-alone incident in California’s history. Reader’s will learn where California’s last “dry” town was located and be able to read about “Emperor Norton,” one of California’s most colorful and revered characters.
In this book, James Marshall relates the incidents surrounding his discovery of Gold at Coloma, an event that changed the landscape of California.
Readers can also learn about “Wheelbarrow Johnny” who came west to look for gold and ended up making wheelbarrows. He later went on to become one of the nation’s most noted automobile magnates.
The book is available at local bookstores.
Used copies here: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Tales-In-California-History/dp/0966005325
I was fired after working for 27 years as a writer for California Farmer magazine, a statewide publication that circulated to virtually every farmer in the state. It came as a real blow in a telephone call from a man I didn’t know and had never met. The magazine was sold to a midwestern company and that company was literally cleaning house. That included the writing staff, which was me!