By Andrew Rolle, Arthur C. Verge
The 8th variation of "California: A History" covers the full scope of the historical past of the Golden country, from sooner than first touch with Europeans during the current; an available and compelling narrative that includes the tales of the numerous various peoples who've known as, and at the moment do name, California domestic.
• Explores the newest advancements in relation to California’s immigration, power, setting, and transportation concerns
• positive aspects concise chapters and a story process besides various maps, images, and new photograph positive aspects to facilitate pupil comprehension
• deals illuminating insights into the numerous occasions and folks that formed the long and intricate historical past of a nation that has develop into synonymous with the yankee dream
• comprises dialogue of modern – and uniquely Californian – social tendencies connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and so much lately "Silicon Beach"
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This QSL card from Don Wallace commemorates the 1933 Trans-Pacific Yacht Race, when Wallace operated W6AM from below decks on Capt. Richard Loynes’s boat, the Contender. The Contender won the race. Ruth Craig Merrell. Merrell was the daughter of shipbuilder John F Craig. She married Thomas Merrell. She is shown in their home at 4201 Chestnut. She was an active club woman and a great organizer of events for the children of the neighborhood. The Merrells had three children: Edith, Marjorie, and John.
Florence Reuther (left) and Amelia Vignes pause during plowing. Josephine and Dorothy Andrews were the daughters of R. “Ray” Chester Andrews, who took over the operation of the Mitchell Ranch. ) 35 Farmerettes with Loretta Berner. Taking a break at the water wagon are, from left to right, Loretta Berner, Amelia Vignes, Dorothy Andrews (on wagon), Josephine Andrews, Florence Reuther (crouching), Lena Reuther, and Mabel Shaw (on horseback). Future historian Berner, 10 years old, drove the water wagon with a 10-gallon milk can of drinking water.
The Los Angeles State Normal School Bulletin for 1914 lists Marie Kent Vignes as a graduate on June 26, 1913, of the General Professional Course. She married Frederick San Souci, who was killed in a car accident in 1947. Marie was injured but survived. She never remarried but continued to teach. ) 38 Oliver and Edwine Sweningsen. John Vignes’s daughter Edwine married Oliver Sweningsen. Edwine graduated from the University of Southern California Conservancy of Music as a pianist. In 1907, Sweningsen and his family relocated to California, and his father operated a general store at Anaheim and American Avenue (now Long Beach Boulevard).
California: A History (8th Edition) by Andrew Rolle, Arthur C. Verge
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