Sunday, August 7, 2011

3 More Arcadia Books for Riverside County

Just when we thought that the Arcadia Publishing series of books was about done in our area, along come 3 more soon-to-be written or released books that should be added to the bookshelf:

The Navy in Norco, by Kevin Bash.  Kevin is the champion of the Norconian Resort.  His newest (he already has one on the Norconian itself) will focus on the Navy's years of ownership starting just at the brink of US involvement in World War 2.  It's the book that will be out the soonest - September 1.

Old Town Temecula, by Rebecca Farnbach.  Rebecca and her cohorts have authored several Arcadia books in the southwest part of the County, including Temecula and Murrieta Hot Springs.  Now, she is focusing on just Old Town Temecula (which, of course, for most of its life was called New Temecula).  She's still putting it together, but look for it in the coming months.

Finally, Corona historian Mary Winn is in the negotiating stage of developing a new book entitled Corona Then and Now, based on a lecture she gave to the Corona Historical Preservation Society a few weeks back.  Mary and her husband Richard have researched and re-photographed several postcard and photographic images and will show the two side-by-side in the upcoming book.  I'd say this one will be out after the first of the year.

And so there you have it - a few more books for the bookshelf!

My newest book - Riverside County's parks

Hi all - I realize I haven't posted here in awhile, and I aim to change that.  Anyway, my newest book is out now.  Entitled "More Than A Place To Pitch A Tent - The Stories Behind Riverside County's Regional Parks," it offers the stories behind the beginnings of 20 of Riverside County's parks and interpretive facilities.  Included are:  Bogart Park, Box Springs Moutain Park and Reserve, Crestmore Manor (the headquarters of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District), the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum, the Hidden Valley Nature Center, Hurkey Creek Park, Idyllwild Park, Idyllwild Nature Center, the Jensen-Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum, Kabian Park, Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, Lake Skinner Recreation Area, Lawler Lodge, the Louis Robidoux Nature Center, Martha McLean/Anza Narrows Park, Mayflower Park, McCall Memorial Park, Rancho Jurupa Park, the San Timoteo Schoolhouse, and the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Center.

The book is 150 pages, with lots of photos, both historic and new (including pics of those for whom the parks are named), Right now, it's available through me for $20.  I'm hoping to have it at the parks and in museums throughout the county over the next few months.  If interested, let me know !!