Historic Tales of Bonita

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Known for its lemon orchards and dairy farms, Bonita also produced daring dreamers, unlikely businesses and the occasional scandal. Read about how Frank Kimball's railroad dreams led to the Sweetwater Fruit Company. Rediscover why San Miguel Mountain lured land speculators, spring water entrepreneurs and a mustard farmer. Follow the trials and tribulations of Robert J. Woodward, who was determined to build an airship that could carry him across the country. Learn what happened to the Sweetwater Men's Club and the fascinating story behind beloved resident Ella B. Allen. Join author Mary E. Oswell as she delves deep into Bonita's history.
ISBN: 9781467139854
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 48
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mary E. Oswell is a native of Bonita and has a BA in Anthropology. She remembers buying treats at the candy counter in the Bonita Store, and riding the ponies at Bradley Stables. After college, she worked at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and the San Diego Automotive Museum before joining the team at the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center. She co-authored Images of American-Bonita with Dr. Steven Schoenherr. In 2011, she moved to Colorado, where she continues to collect stories of local history.
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