Los Alamos Valley
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Los Alamos is a small town on its way to big things. It is a growing tourist destination yet retains its pastoral charm. The history of the Los Alamos Valley can be viewed as a microcosm of the history of California, for it contains within its span Chumash Indians, mission neophytes and horse herds, Spanish land grants, cattle ranches, vaqueros, bandits, oil bonanzas, a narrow-gauge railroad, fertile soil for bountiful crops, vast vineyards, tourism, and even an element of Hollywood. Its location on the Central Coast of California means sunny skies, cool evenings, and cool, damp breezes. The character and resilience of the Los Alamos Valley inhabitants, however, is the real story. Theirs is a history of intermingling cultures and races, a steadfast preservation of traditions, and a pioneer streak of stubborn perseverance in the face of natural and economic adversity. The images in this book were gathered as the result of a community effort.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467133319
: Arcadia Publishing
: 07/27/2015
: California
: Images of America
: 194 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Author R. Lawson Gamble was drawn to Los Alamos Valley for its beauty and remains captivated by its history. He is currently coauthoring a history of North Santa Barbara County and has published two novels in a crime mystery series, with the third on its way.
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