Southern California’s vast Inland Empire is one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. It is a wonderland of old-growth vineyards, citrus groves, hot-water resorts, Wild West landmarks, and Native American territories. America’s fabled Mother Road, Route 66, runs right through it. Its fertile valleys are encircled by mountains with famous resort areas such as Idyllwild, Big Bear Lake, and Lake Arrowhead. Those mountains are surrounded in turn by some of the world’s best-known desert resort and recreational areas, including Palm Springs, the Mojave, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree National Park. Inland Empire is the first book of its kind, offering a postcard-perfect grand tour of the entire region.
Author Bio: John Howard Weeks is a full-time columnist for San Bernardino County’s two largest daily newspapers, the Sun in San Bernardino and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario. He is popularly known as the “Emperor of the Inland Empire.” For almost 40 years, he has collected Inland Empire artifacts, memorabilia, books, and postcards. The 200 postcards featured in this book are from his personal collection.
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