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An informal and engaging history of San Diego's own mountain district from the late 1700's and the founding of the first permannent settlements in the Cuyamacas, up to the 2003 Cedar Fire. Includes two color maps, plus many illustrations and rare vintage photographs.
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The colorful history of San Diego's mountain district begins with cultural clashes between the original inhabitants and European settlers in the late 1700s, and culminates in modern-day battles against over-development and wildfires. Other chapters explore the boom and bust of the-mining era, the rebirth of Julian and the growth of tourism, the creation of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, and the devastating Cedar Fire of 2003. The text is supplemented with a chronology, index, references, and notes, and enlived by maps, illustrations and vintage photographs.About the Author:
Leland Fetzer spent thirty years as a San Diego State University professor, who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. The son of a part-time mine owner, Retired from teaching, Dr. Fetzer built a home in Julian s North Peak, a subject he explored in his collection of essays, A Year in the Cuyamacas. His book, A Good Camp, explores the Gold Rush of San Diego in detail; another of local history titles is Place Name of San Diego County A to Z. Dr. Fetzer is a popular speaker who lives with his wife in San Diego and Julian.
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Book Description Sunbelt Publications, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. first. Seller Inventory # DADAX0932653944
Book Description Sunbelt Publications, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110932653944