Little Known Tales in California History [NOOK Book]

Overview

A lost Spanish galleon still lies on the bottom of the Salton Sea, loaded with iron chests.
Pegleg Smith's lost gold mine is still waiting for someone to find.
Is Joaquin Murrieta only the myth of an early newspaper writer?
The latest news on ishi, the last Yahi Indian.

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Little Known Tales in California History

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Overview

A lost Spanish galleon still lies on the bottom of the Salton Sea, loaded with iron chests.
Pegleg Smith's lost gold mine is still waiting for someone to find.
Is Joaquin Murrieta only the myth of an early newspaper writer?
The latest news on ishi, the last Yahi Indian.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011419164
  • Publisher: Alton Pryor
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 601,011
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Alton Pryor has been a writer for magazines, newspapers, and wire services. After retiring, he turned to writing books. He is the author of 18 books, which he has published himself.
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  • Posted February 25, 2013

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    A fun and informative book. Grew up at the base of Baldwin Hills

    A fun and informative book. Grew up at the base of Baldwin Hills and was intrigued to find out it was named for Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin. Quite the shrewd scallywag! Seems like an awful lot of California places were named after rather shady characters. Stanford University, Huntington Beach, Crocker Bank to name a few. Best thing I learned was that the TV series Kung Fu was spot on with how the Chinese were treated in California during the Gold Rush!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Little-Told Snippets of California's Past

    I have had the original version of this book for quite some time and have enjoyed it immensely. HAD to get the revised version as soon as I saw it was available. Though not an in-depth book for "serious" history lovers, it IS a great way to get people interested in history. The short-chapter format makes it great for kids. Although my family has been in California for quite a number of generations and have had an active part in the state's history (and I have always been an avid reader of same) this book managed to surprise me with some tidbits I was not already aware of. A lot of fun! I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in California history or for anyone planning a trip and looking for some little-visited destiations.

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