The story of California began when a Portuguese captain sailing for Spain found a beautiful natural harbor as he plied his way up the Pacific coast. Little could he have imagined that dropping his anchor in what is now San Diego Bay would be the birth of the Golden State, with its rocky cliffs and rugged beaches in the north, and orange trees, warm ocean breezes, and boulevards lined with palm trees in the postcard-perfect south. With a selection of fine historic images from her best-selling book, Historic Photos of Old California, Nancy Hendrickson provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Old California. This volume, Remembering Old California, is the state’s story.
A forty-year resident of San Diego, Nancy Hendrickson is the author of numerous magazine articles and four books, and a member of the Western Writers of America. She developed an interest in California history at an early age. Long fascinated by California's Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and English heritage, Hendrickson often visits the state's historic sites, while doing research and photography for future articles.