Greater French Valley, Calfornia (Images of America Series) by William J. McBurney, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Greater French Valley, Calfornia (Images of America Series)

Greater French Valley, Calfornia (Images of America Series)

by William J. McBurney
     
 

The Greater French Valley covers the hills and valleys of southwest Riverside County, north of Temecula and south of Hemet. Lueseno Indians knew this area well, seeking out food and water year after year. After the Spanish era, French and Basque shepherds drove through. Some settled along with the Italian-Swiss and the English, bringing sheep-raising,

Overview


The Greater French Valley covers the hills and valleys of southwest Riverside County, north of Temecula and south of Hemet. Lueseno Indians knew this area well, seeking out food and water year after year. After the Spanish era, French and Basque shepherds drove through. Some settled along with the Italian-Swiss and the English, bringing sheep-raising, cattle-grazing, bee apiaries, and dry-land grain farming to the area. French Valley, Auld Valley, the Tucalota, Sage, and Rawson Country bear names of hardworking immigrants that settled, prepared for their families, developed community and one-room schools, as well as a social life that lived and breathed rural America. Today in this area, backgrounds, generations, and their stories blend together, sharing the warmth and legacy of a bygone era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738569185
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/07/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,247,170
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


William "Bill" McBurney lived parts of his childhood in the center of this simple wonderland where he and his brothers walked miles barefoot to school. He went on to graduate from college and become a commander of the U.S. Navy. His partner, Mary Rice "Mimi" Milholland, shares his passion for history and is a fourth-generation member of an original French family. Both are grateful to the many in the community that made this book possible.

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