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Alameda

Alpine

Amador

Butte

Calaveras

Colusa

Contra Costa

Del Norte

El Dorado
Fresno

Glenn

Humboldt

Imperial

Inyo

Kern

Kings

Lake

Lassen
Los Angeles
 

California Counties: M - R

California Counties: S - Y

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California County or Town Histories, A - L

Alameda

Foibles, Fun, Flukes, Facts: Of Life In World War I, San Francisco, France, Oakland and Los Angeles icon

Alameda, California Crossroads: An Illustrated History icon


Alameda County, Past and Present

 

Historical Sites and Landmarks of Alameda County, California

History of Alameda County, California: Including its Geology, Topography, Soil, and Productions; Together with a Full and Particular Record of the Spanish Grants... icon

Official and Historical Atlas Map of Alameda County, California; Compiled, Drawn, and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys by Thompson and West, Oakland, California, 1878

A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in Alameda County, California, 1940

From Dream...to Reality, 1882-1982 icon

A History of the Alameda County Medical Association icon

The Centennial Year Book of Alameda County, California, Containing a Summary of the Discovery and Settlement of California...

Hayward...the First 100 Years icon

Oakland's Image; A History of Oakland, California icon

Oakland, the Story of a City icon

Oakland, Hub of the West icon

Oakland's Chinatown (Images of America) icon

Hometown Chinatown: A History of Oakland's Chinese Community, 1852-1995 icon

Pacific Gateway: An Illustrated History of the Port of Oakland icon

Historic San Leandro, California: History Of The City Of The Dons

History of Tesla, a California Coal Mining Town icon

The History of Washington Township icon


East of These Golden Shores: Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties icon

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Alpine

Bulls, Bears, and Highway Fares: A History of Bear Valley, Alpine County, California icon

The History of the Grover Hot Springs State Park Area and Surrounding Region of Alpine County icon

Alpine County: Bear Valley, Kirkwood, and Markleeville - Images of America icon

They Came Every Summer: Sorensen's Resort, from 1876 Alpine County, California icon

One Hundred Years of History, Recreation, Lore in Alpine County, California

The Saga of Lake Tahoe; a Complete Documentation of Lake Tahoe's Development Over the Last One Hundred Years icon

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Amador

Fiddletown: From Gold Rush to Rediscovery icon

Historical Amador County Towns icon

Sold! One Hundred Years at Silver Lake-Amador County, California 1848--1948 icon

The Ghost Towns of Amador icon

Nothing Left to Commemorate, the Story of the Pioneer Jews of Jackson, Amador County, California icon

Historic Legends of Amador County icon

History of Amador County, California, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers icon

 

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Butte

California's North Sacramento Valley: Includes Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties icon

Silver Shadows: A Directory and History, Early Photography in Chico and Twelve Counties of Northern

Oroville: Legacy of a Gold Town icon

The Japanese Experience in Butte County, California icon

Butte County: An Illustrated History

California Heartland: A Pictorial History and Tour Guide of Eight Northern California Counties-- Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Nevada, Sierra

Days of Old, Days of Gold icon

History of Butte County Volume I: 1840-1919 icon

History of Butte County, Volume II; 1920-1980 icon

A History of Butte County: a Source Book for Teachers icon

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Calaveras

Madam Felix's Gold: the Story of the Madam Felix Mining District, Calaveras County, California icon

Murphys, Queen of the Sierra; a History of Murphys, Calaveras County, California icon

Calaveras County Illustrated and Described... (1885)

Tales of Old Calaveras icon

Memorial & Biographical History of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, California


From the Depth of the Mines Came the Law: A History of the Bench and Bar of Calaveras County

 

 

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Colusa

 

Colusa County: Its History Traced from a State of Nature Through the Early Period of Settlement and Development to the Present Day with a Description of Its Resources, Statistical Tables, Etc.: Also Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Prominent Residents... icon

Historic Legends of Colusa County icon

History of Colusa and Glenn Counties, with Biographical Sketches of Leading Men and Women of the Counties

Sold!  The FRUCHTENICHT - RECHTER Family of Grand Island, Colusa County California

Sold!  1850 Census: Colusa, Shasta & Trinity Counties, California CD

Durham's Place Names of California's South Sacramento Valley: Includes Colusa, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba & Yolo Counties
"Derived from David Durham's definitive gazetteer of California, California s' Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State, this new popularly priced series is certain to attract the attention of everyone interested in California history, geography, of current events; whether a scholarly researcher, a curious traveler, a backcountry hiker or a casual reader of Californiana."

California Heartland: A Pictorial History and Tour Guide of Eight Northern California Counties-- Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Nevada, Sierra

Tillers: an Oral History of Family Farms in California (Colusa County and Stanislaus County) icon

 

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Contra Costa

Rose Hill: A Comprehensive History of a Pioneer Cemetery in the Mount Diablo Coal Field Contra Costa County, California

Sold! California Cemetery Records, Contra Costa County (Founded 1850) icon

Sold! Land Grants and Cattle Brands of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties icon

California's Contra Costa County: An Illustrated History icon

A Narrative History of Contra Costa County icon

Sold! In Old Diablo: A Social History

Clayton: Not Quite Shangri-La; The Story of a California Town icon

Martinez: A California Town

The History of Orinda, Gateway to Contra Costa County icon

Historical Sketches Recalling Early Times and People of the Pinole, California Area icon

Sold! 100 Years of Growth: A History of Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California, 1850-1950

Old Times in Contra Costa: A Journey to the Past icon

History of Contra Costa County, California, Including Its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography and Description; Together with a Record of the Mexican Grants ... Also, Incidents of Pioneer Life; And Biographical Sketches of Early and Prominent Settlers... icon

(1882)

 

East of These Golden Shores: Architecture of the Earlier Days in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties icon

West Wind the Life Story of Joseph Reddeford WALKER, Knight of the Golden Horseshoe icon

 

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Del Norte

Durham's Place Names of California's North Coast: Includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino & Trinity Counties

History, Del Norte County icon

An Annotated Bibliography of the History of Del Norte & Humboldt Counties

The History of del Norte County, California: Including the Story of Its Pioneers with Many of Their Personal Narratives icon

Pioneers of Elk Valley, Del Norte County, California icon

They Pushed Back the Forest icon

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El Dorado

The People of Clarksville and Its Cemetery, El Dorado County, California

Legends of Western El Dorado County icon

Pleasant Valley, an Historical Perspective and the Squaw Hollow Sensation icon

Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County, California: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men & Pioneers icon

"I Remember ... " Stories & Pictures of El Dorado County Pioneer Families icon

El Dorado County: Historic Places of Interest, Myths and Legends icon

Sierra Saints: A Brief History of the Mormons in Western El Dorado County, 1847-1997 icon

El Dorado Sketches: the Colorful Past of El Dorado County

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Fresno

Heritage Fresno: Women and Their Contributions icon

Fresno County the Pioneer Years: From the Beginnings to 1900 icon

History of Fresno County, California, With Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present

The SEROPIANs: First Armenian Settlers in Fresno County, California icon

History of Fresno County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, Factories, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, and Mines, from Original Drawings, with Biographical Sketches icon


The Heartland's Heritage: An Illustrated History of Fresno County icon

Fresno County Centennial Almanac

 

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Glenn

History of Colusa and Glenn Counties, with Biographical Sketches of Leading Men and Women of the Counties

Orland Project History

Sold! Glenn County Directory: 1947-1948

Glenn County Yesterdays

The Land of Orland icon

California's North Sacramento Valley: Includes Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties icon

Glenn County, California

Glenn County Sketchbook icon

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Imperial

What Ever Happened to the Chocolate Mountain Gang? Events Involving Early Campers at Imperial County Original Old Spa icon

Imperial County, California: America's Winter Garden icon
(1934)

Goldrock: Facts & Folktales icon

Picacho Placers & Pistols icon

Pioneer Women of Imperial Valley

A History of Southern California: Comprising the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura

History of Imperial County icon

The First Thirty Years 1901-1931: An Account Of The Principal Events In The History Of Imperial Valley, Southern California, U.S.A.

The History of the Imperial Valley Swiss

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Inyo

Saga of Inyo County

California's Eastern Sierra: Includes Alpine, Inyo & Mono Counties icon

Post Offices and Postmasters of Inyo County, California: 1866-1966

The Story of Inyo

100 Years of Real Living: Bishop, California 1861 - 1961

Naming the Eastern Sierra Dirty Sock to Bloody Canyon icon


Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California

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Kern

Veterans of World War I: Kern County, California

Kern County Place Names icon

Basques to Bakersfield

Lest We Forget: The History of the French in Kern County icon

Inside Historic Kern: Selections from the Kern County Historical Society's Quarterly, 1949-1981 icon

Historic Kern County: An Illustrated History of Bakersfield and Kern County icon

Golden Empire: Kern County, California icon

Central California: Includes Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings & Kern Counties icon

We Brought Sinai to San Joaquin: Story of the Jews of Kern County icon

Land, Water & Settlement in Kern County, California: 1850-1890

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Kings

Some of the Nations Best Cooks Live in Kings County California - Here is a Treasury of Their Favorite Recipes

Kings County: Images of America

Hanford: 1900-2000

The Story of Kings County, California

History of Kings County

Kings County Souvenir and Official Program, Hanford, California

Kings County (Postcard History)

Central California: Includes Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings & Kern Counties icon

Metsker's Kings County Map

Circa 1920s.

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Lake

Durham's Place Names of California's North Coast: Includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino & Trinity Counties

Pomo Bulletin icon

From the Lake County Historical Society.

 

Beautiful Lake County Where the Legends of Yesteryear Blend With the Progress of Today icon

 

Your Lakes, Valley, & Mountains: History of Lake County

 

History of Lake County icon

 

Early Saw Mills of Northern Lake County icon

 

Treasury of Kitchen Know How and Outstanding Recipes From the Great Cooks of Lake County California icon

 

History of Mendocino & Lake Counties, California. With Biographical Sketches of Leading Men & Women of the Counties... icon 

Report of the County Clerk, Auditor and Recorder of Lake County, for 1876... icon

 

Lake County Indian Lore icon

 

History of Clear Lake, Mt. Konocti and the Lake County Cattle Industry icon

 

The Story of Guenoc Ranch, Lake and Napa Counties, California icon

 

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Lassen

Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California, Containing Everything That Can Be Learned About It From the Beginning of the World to the Year of Our Lord 1870 icon


Northeastern California: Includes Lassen, Modoc & Plumas Counties icon
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Derived from David Durham's definitive gazetteer of California, California s' Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State, this new popularly priced series is certain to attract the attention of everyone interested in California history, geography, of current events; whether a scholarly researcher, a curious traveler, a backcountry hiker or a casual reader of Californiana. Each book defines the area's geographical features including topographical features such as ridges, peaks, canyons and valley; water features such as streams, lakes, waterfalls and springs; and cultural features such as cities, towns, crossroads and railroad sidings. Many entries include information about who named the feature, when and why, as well as alternate or obsolete names. All give longitude and latitude of the feature. Great for use with GPS devices!"

 

Reproduction of Fariss and Smith's History of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties, California, 1882; and Biographical Sketches of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers icon

Sold! Sagebrush Reflections: the History of Amedee and Honey Lake icon

Living on Lassen icon

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Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles Freemason and Scottish Rite Review

Foibles, Fun, Flukes, Facts: Of Life In World War I, San Francisco, France, Oakland and Los Angeles icon

Los Angeles Colony Mayflower Lineages

Census of the City and County of Los Angeles, California

Who's Who in Los Angeles County

A History of Southern California: Comprising the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura

Early Cemeteries of The City of Los Angeles

The First Los Angeles City and County Directory 1872 icon

Catholic Directory and Census of Los Angeles City and Parish Gazetteer of the Diocese of Monterey and Los Angeles icon

La Verne Evergreen Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions: With History of the Cemetery, Names of Civil War, Spanish War, World Wars 1 and 2, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, and Numerous Pictures icon

La Verne: the story of the people who made a difference: a history of the city of La Verne, California, 1837-1987 icon

The Story of La Verne California With Genealogical Supplement icon
Privately published.

A History of Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California icon

Old Los Angeles & Pasadena, California Postcard History

Los Angeles Blue Book 1984 Society Register of Southern California icon

Santa Monica in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History: California)

Sold! The DOHENNYs of Los Angeles icon

The Rancho San Pedro: the Story of a Famous Rancho in Los Angeles County and of Its Owners, the DOMINGUEZ Family icon

The MACHADOs & Rancho La Ballona. The Story of the Land and its Ranchero, Jose Agustin Antonio MACHADO, with a Genealogy of the MACHADO Family

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