It Happened in Southern California, 2nd: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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From the Cahuilla stories of grizzlies in the 1600s to the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as “Governator” in 2003, thirty-four events that shaped the history of the Southland.
 
Best known for its movie industry, surfing, and amusement parks, Southern California boasts an environment of glamour, both natural and manmade. It Happened in Southern California tells the ...

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Overview

From the Cahuilla stories of grizzlies in the 1600s to the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as “Governator” in 2003, thirty-four events that shaped the history of the Southland.
 
Best known for its movie industry, surfing, and amusement parks, Southern California boasts an environment of glamour, both natural and manmade. It Happened in Southern California tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of this region—from the first ships to arrive in San Diego in 1769 to the Watts Riots of 1965.
 
Follow a brave little band of multiracial settlers in 1781 up the California coast to a new frontier town today known as Los Angeles. Go back to the Chinatown war of 1871, which some say was sparked by love, but others knew for what it was: a battle over race and money. Learn about the “puppet show” in 1988, performed not for kindergartners but for a baby condor destined to fly wild and free over Southern California’s skies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762754236
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 981,395
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Noelle Sullivan holds a master’s degree in the history of the American West from the University of New Mexico. She has published essays, poems, stories, and several books of history.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction viii

Big Bears and Basketmakers-1600s 1

Scurvy's Harbor-1769 4

An Offer They Couldn't Refuse-1781 7

Dana's Rappal-1835 10

The Old Woman's Gun-1846 13

Christmas in Death Valley-1849 16

The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island-1853 19

An Atmosphere of Suspicion-1871 23

A Day of Rest-1873 26

Letting in the Sunshine-1888 30

So Much Depends on a Bug-1891 33

Leaving Independence-1900 35

A Destructive Dream-1905 38

Walking on Water-1907 41

Violent Times-1910 46

A Reel Western-1912 49

The Last Flight of Hollywood's Wingwalker-1920 52

Sister Aimee Resurfaces-1926 58

A Stately Pleasure Dome-1929 61

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