Hesperia, California (Images of America Series)

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Set at the top of the Cajon Pass in the High Desert of Southern California, Hesperia was built on the spirit and strength of character of American frontiersmen. From the time of the first documented travelers through the area in the late 1700s and continuing into the 1900s, the region has been a place of innovation and magnificent feats, where men have traveled through to new lands for a new start, striking it rich or making that big business deal in a new frontier. Named for Hesperus, the Greek god of the ...
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Overview


Set at the top of the Cajon Pass in the High Desert of Southern California, Hesperia was built on the spirit and strength of character of American frontiersmen. From the time of the first documented travelers through the area in the late 1700s and continuing into the 1900s, the region has been a place of innovation and magnificent feats, where men have traveled through to new lands for a new start, striking it rich or making that big business deal in a new frontier. Named for Hesperus, the Greek god of the evening star in the West, Hesperia has proven to be a place of resilience and perseverance. The second largest land purchase in the western United States became the original Hesperia land holdings. In many areas, the people of Hesperia might be considered trendsetters, and Hesperia a land before its time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738581071
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/8/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,378,525
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Gary "Griz" Drylie, a Southern California native brought to the High Desert by the U.S. Air Force 30 years ago, is the curator of the Old Town Hesperia Museum and considered by many to be Hesperia's most ardent historian. The results of the sagas of this history-seeking journey are contained within the pages of this book.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Days, Before 1885 9

2 Our Founders 13

3 Little-Known Wonders of the High Desert 17

4 Turning the Century 25

5 Pathways, Waterways, Railways, Roadways, and Highways 53

6 Potatoes and Rodeos 59

7 The New Era 77

8 Vanishing History, Time Travelers, and Visionaries 107

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

    Outstanding boo, I am very proud of it

    Great pictures, there was a lot of community involvement

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