Sleeping Giant is a thoughtful and robust narrative of the inland region of Southern California's transition from a wild desert wilderness held together by nothing much more than Indians, sagebrush, and adobes, to the vibrant economic and industrial engine that it is today. Its pages contain a reservoir of stories of the early years and include more than a history of the waning days of the Wild West. It traces the monumental transformation of the area in its passage through times of pioneer settlement, the dawn of an agrarian age, development of railroads and industry, as well as the founding of villages that would become pulsating communities bulging with a population of millions. Lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs, Sleeping Giant heralds an ever-promising future for the people of the Inland Empire.
|Publisher:||Stephens Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||14.40(w) x 13.48(h) x 1.06(d)|
About the Author
Wagner is a longtime Inland Empire newspaper reporter and editor. Beginning his career in 1974, he worked for newspapers in the Pasadena area before writing for the Corona Daily Independent, Ontario Daily Report, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, and the Record of Stockton. Sleeping Giant is Wagner's 19th book.