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Madera
Marin
Mariposa

Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada

Orange

Placer

Plumas
Riverside

California Counties: A - L

California Counties: S - Y

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California County or Town Histories, M - R

Madera

As We Were Told: Eastern Madera County, California

Miners, Lumberjacks and Cowboys: A History of Eastern Madera County

Madera, California (Images of America) icon

Fool's Gold: Madera and Mariposa, California, 1880-1905 icon

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

Geographic Names of Madera County, California icon

Madera: the Rich, Colorful & Exciting Historical Heritage of That Area Now Known as Madera County, California

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Marin

Newspaper Extracts from the Sausalito News, Sausalito, Marin County, California, February 12, 1885 to December 26, 1890 icon

Newspaper Extracts from the Marin Journal, Marin County Tocsin, San Rafael, Marin County, California

Novato Township: Land Grant to World War II icon

History of Marin County, California; Including Its Geography, Geology, Topography and Climatography; Together with a Full and Particular Record of the Mexican Grants; Its Early History and Settlement, Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources...

Ben's Auto Stage: A Romantic Footnote to the History of West Marin

Reminiscences of Early Marin County Gardens icon

Pictorial History of Marin County Schools: The First 100 Years

Discovering Marin; Historical Tour by Cities and Towns icon

Place Names of Marin: Where Did They Come From? icon

History of Marin County, California icon

A Pictorial History of Belvedere, 1890-1990: a California Island Town icon

Last Stage for Bolinas

Larkspur Past and Present: A History and Walking Guide

Mount Tamalpais: A History

Island in Time: The Point Reyes Peninsula

History of the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, 1869-1990

Marinship: The History of a Wartime Shipyard, Told By Some of the People Who Helped Build the Ships. Sausalito, California, 1942-1945

Pictorial History of Tiburon: A California Railroad Town

Tomales Township, A History. The Story of Bolsa De Tomales Before the North Pacific Coast Railroad

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Mariposa

The Mariposa Grant

Mariposa County (Images of America)

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

 

Fool's Gold: Madera and Mariposa, California, 1880-1905 icon

Mariposa Now and Then

Mariposa County Courthouse: Shrine to Justice


Coulterville Chronicle: the Annals of a Mother Lode Mining Town icon


California's Agua Fria: the Early History of Mariposa County icon

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Mendocino

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

Mendocino Beacon Genealogical Columns, 1979-1984 icon

History of Mendocino County, California...

Mendocino City: A Daily Journal, 1852-1938 icon


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

1914

Pioneering in the Shadow of Cahto Mountain, First Centennial Edition, 1874-1974; Laytonville, California

Ranching Near Laytonville, 1902-1907: The BEAL Family in Mendocino County, California icon

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Merced

Church Records: Plainsburg and Le Grand, Merced County, California, 1882-1945 icon

California's North San Joaquin Valley: Includes San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties icon


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

 

Merced County: The Golden Harvest: An Illustrated History icon

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Modoc

Modoc County Brand Book icon

 

The Modoc: Southern Pacific's Backdoor to Oregon icon


History of Modoc County icon

 

The Journal of the Modoc County Historical Society 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!"

 

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Mono

Index to Great Register Mono County, California 1910

Big Bad Bodie: High Sierra Ghost Town icon

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

The Story of Early Mono County: Its Settlers, Gold Rushes, Indians, Ghost Towns icon

The Story of Bodie icon

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Monterey

1850 Federal Census: Free Inhabitants of Monterey County, California

1852 California State Census: Free Inhabitants of Monterey County, California

History of Monterey County, California, with Illustrations...

The Seacoast of Bohemia: An Account of Early Carmel

Monterey County: The Dramatic Story of Its Past icon

 

Old Monterey County: a Pictorial History icon

 

Monterey: the Presence of the Past icon

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Napa

History of Solano and Napa Counties California; from Their Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
(1926)

History of Solano and Napa Valley Counties, California: With Biographical Sketches...
(1912)

The BRANNAN Saga icon

 

Napa: the Story of an American Eden icon

 

A Salon at Larkmead: a Charmed Life in the Napa Valley icon

 

An American Odyssey: the Autobiography of a 19th-Century Scotsman, Robert BROWNLEE, at the Request of His Children: Napa County, California, October, 1892 icon

California's Old Wine Country: Includes Napa & Sonoma Counties

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

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Nevada

Search Abebooks for an original issue of the Truckee Republican newspaper.

Search Abebooks for an original 19th-century issue of the Nevada Daily Transcript, from Nevada City, California.

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

Sketches of the Gold Country
"Includes sketches about Nevada City, Grass Valley, Dutch Flat, Washington, Bloomfield, French Corral, You Bet & Red Dog and North San Juan."

Early Truckee Records: A Genealogy Reference for the Historic Truckee-Donner Region of California

1895 Pictorial History of Nevada County, California icon

Brides of the Gold Rush, 1851-1859 (Nevada County Chronicles Ser., No. 2) icon

History of Nevada County, California, With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Manufactories. From Original Sketches By Artists of the Highest Ability

Nevada County Mining Review

Columbia Hill, Nevada County, California. an Interpretive History icon

Sketches of Yesterday and Today in Nevada County icon

A History of the Empire Mine at Grass Valley icon

Sawdust Trail in the Truckee Basin: a History of Lumbering Operations icon

Gold Diggers & Camp Followers-the Nevada County Chronicles 1845-1851 icon

Nuggets of Nevada County History icon

Sold! French Connection Or the French in Nevada County, California icon

Historical Notes of the Early Washington, Nevada County, California Mining District icon

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Orange

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

From Jennies to Jets: The Aviation History of Orange County

La Habra: The Pass Through the Hills

Orange County History Series icon


Saddleback Ancestors: Rancho Families of Orange County California icon

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Placer

 

Placer County, California: A Continent Within a County icon

Rocklin: Past, Present, Future: An Illustrated History of Rocklin, Placer County, California, from 1864 to 1981 icon

Placer County: An Illustrated History icon

Sketches of the Gold Country
"Includes sketches about Nevada City, Grass Valley, Dutch Flat, Washington, Bloomfield, French Corral, You Bet & Red Dog and North San Juan."

History of Placer County, California

Dry Diggings on the North Fork: Personal Observations of Auburn, California in the Days of '49

Mining Camps of Placer County (Images of America) icon

Auburn and Placer County: Crossroads of a Golden Era icon

Auburn, Placer County (California) icon

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Plumas

Quincy (Images of America) icon

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

Plumas Sketches 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!"

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Riverside

Palm Springs in Vintage Postcards icon

San Jacinto Valley: Past and Present icon

Guideposts to History: People and Places of Historical Significance in Early San Bernardino and Riverside Counties icon

History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, With Select Biography of Actors and Witnesses of the Period of Growth and Achievement icon

Blythe and the Palo Verde Valley (Images of America) icon

History of the Potrero Ranch and Its Neighbors icon

The Friendliest Valley: Memories of the Hemet - San Jacinto Area icon

Treasure Trails and Buried Bandit Booty: True Accounts of  Buried Outlaw Swag in Riverside County, California icon

Resorts of Riverside County (Postcard History) icon

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

Harvest of the Sun: An Illustrated History of Riverside County icon

History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, With Selected Biography of Actors and Witnesses of the Period of Growth and Achievement

Another Wilderness Conquered icon
Blythe

Sold! Centennial History of the Catholic Church in Riverside County, 1886-1986 icon

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