Capistrano Trails: Ride for the Brand

Capistrano Trails: Ride for the Brand

by Donna L. Friess

Hardcover(Hardbound ed.)

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Overview

Defying all odds, the quaint agrarian town of San Juan Capistrano has succeeded in preserving much of its frontier heritage. It has done so against the modern urbanism of the “new” Orange County, and its siren-like regional neighbor, Los Angeles. How can this be? Fourth generation Californian, historian Donna L. Friess, Ph.D., looks for answers in San Juan Capistrano’s vibrant horse story brought to life in this personally written oral history; traveling from its Ice Age beginnings through the Mission and Rancho periods; to the dynamic horse-friendly community it is today...



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981576763
Publisher: Donna Lewis Friess, Ph.D.
Publication date: 08/31/2018
Series: Hardbound Edition
Edition description: Hardbound ed.
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

PART I

At the Trail Head ............................................................................... 1

Chapter One - San Juan Capistrano .................................................... 5

Chapter Two - Prehistoric Equus ........................................................ 17

Chapter Three - Early Days – Saddle Up! ......................................... 23

Chapter Four - El Viaje de Portola᷇ .................................................... 35

Chapter Five - Rancho Days and Horses ........................................... 47

Chapter Six - Frontier Town – San Juan ............................................ 65

Chapter Seven - Nearing the 20th Centur .......................................... 75

PART II

Chapter Eight - San Juan Capistrano Becomes a City ....................... 96

Chapter Nine - Dreams Grow to International Renown .................... 111

Chapter Ten - One Woman’s Vision ................................................. 119

Chapter Eleven - Swallows Day Parade ............................................ 129

Chapter Twelve - Rodeos and Adventures on Horseback ................. 141

Chapter Thirteen - Born Free – Horse Memories from the 1970’s.... 153

Chapter Fourteen - Trails Leading to San Juan: The 1980’s ............. 167

Chapter Fifteen - Horse Stories Around the 1990’S .......................... 177

Chapter Sixteen - Around Town: More Horse Stories ....................... 185

Chapter Seventeen -- “Hi-Ho, Silver, Away!”.................................. 207

References and Appendices ............................................................... 220

APPENDIX A - Eric Scott Abstract on Equus Occidentalis ............ 227

APPENDIX B - Don Meadows. September 1967. ........................... 228

APPENDIX C - City of San Juan Capistrano City Time Line. ........ 230 A

PPENDIX D - Don Tyron Article ................................................. 239

INDEX ............................................................................................... 242

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