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Arroyo Grande, California (Images of America Series)

Arroyo Grande, California (Images of America Series)

by Jean Hubbard
     
 

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Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Arroyo Grande Valley was founded during the period of the Mexican land grants. In 1837, the San Manuela Rancho was granted to Francis and Manuela Branch. The rich soils and mild coastal climate created a wonderful location to build a home, grow crops, and raise livestock. While livestock production has

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Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Arroyo Grande Valley was founded during the period of the Mexican land grants. In 1837, the San Manuela Rancho was granted to Francis and Manuela Branch. The rich soils and mild coastal climate created a wonderful location to build a home, grow crops, and raise livestock. While livestock production has diminished, it has been replaced by a growing wine industry and field crops continue to flourish. Arroyo Grande remains one of the most pleasant and safest environments to live and work and maintains much of its historic village commercial area with little change over the past 100 years.

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Title: South County Beat: A visual history of Arroyo Grande

Author: Nick Wilson & Dawn White

Publisher: The Tribune

Date: 8/11/09

A book that shares the history and evolution of Arroyo Grande is now available for purchase.

"Images of America: Arroyo Grande" was created by Jean Hubbard and Gary Hoving of the South County Historical Society. It highlights the town's history beginning in the 1800s when Mexican land grants were given to farmers and ranchers.

The story of the city is told through text and by using old photos collected by residents and the South County Historical Society over the years.

Many of the images have never been seen by the public, according to the publisher.

The 127-page book highlights the roots of the town's agriculture and documents how it evolved from livestock to viticulture and field crops.

Hoving and Hubbard are Arroyo Grande residents who share a passion for preserving the city's roots. They will host a book signing on Aug. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the South County Historical Society office on Bridge Street.

The book is being sold online and at local stores. A portion of the proceeds are being donated back to the historical society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738569444
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
740,934
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Jean Hubbard and Gary Hoving are members of the South County Historical Society and are both published authors. They are residents of the Arroyo Grande area and share a love for the abundance of historical buildings and cultural heritage unique to the California Central Coast. Though they come from different career backgrounds, the pair has enjoyed researching and collecting historical artifacts and images for many years. Their knowledge of the community and commitment to preserving the past has produced an interesting perspective of Arroyo Grande.

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