Capturing the Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)

Capturing the Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)

by Angelica R. Jackson


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On a hilltop in Ione, California, there stands an unlikely castle with

fanciful turrets and a soaring clock tower, looming over the town at

its feet. This is Preston Castle, formerly known as the Preston

School of Industry, which operated as a youth correctional facility

from 1894 through 1960.

Fascinated by this unique building, I have photographed its interior

over a ten-year period, and learned something of its history.

Meanwhile, the Preston Castle Foundation has been working to

preserve and restore selected rooms, and many of these photos will

take you back in time to their state of arrested decay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998721408
Publisher: Crow & Pitcher Press
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Angelica R. Jackson, in keeping with her scattered Gemini nature, has published articles on gardening, natural history, web design, travel, hiking, and local history. Other interests include pets, reading, green living, and cooking for food allergies (the latter not necessarily by choice, but she's come to terms with it). Ongoing projects include short fiction, poetry, novels, art photography, and children's picture books.

In 2012, she started Pens for Paws Auction, which features critiques and swag from agents and authors to raise money for a no-kill, cage-free cat sanctuary called Fat Kitty City. She's also been involved with capturing the restoration efforts for Preston Castle (formerly the Preston School of Industry) in photographs and can sometimes be found haunting its hallways.

An incurable joiner, she is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (where she serves as Illustrator Coordinator for her local chapter), is an alumna of the group blog Operation Awesome, and debuted with the collection of authors known as The Fearless Fifteeners.

She shares a home in California's Gold Country with a husband, two rescued Griffon Fauve de Bretagne sisters, and a reformed-feral tabby, and far too many books (if that's even possible).

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Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
elixing More than 1 year ago
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this book is full of history. Angelica has some stunning, candid photos of Preston Castle, showing off its eeriness and beauty. Totally worth having on your book shelf. She does indeed capture the castle.