New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Arroyo Grande. In over 200 vintage photographs, local authors Jean Hubbard and Gary Hoving along with the South County Historical Society share the history of Arroyo Grande. Also available is a set of 15 postcards for $7.99.
Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Arroyo Grande Valley was founded during the period of the Mexican land grants. In 1837, the San Manuela Rancho was granted to Francis and Manuela Branch. The rich soils and mild coastal climate created a wonderful location to build a home, grow crops and raise livestock.
While livestock production has diminished, it has been replaced by a growing wine industry and field crops continue to flourish. Arroyo Grande remains one of the most pleasant and safest environments to live and work and maintains much of its historic village commercial area with little change over the past 100 years.
All proceeds from the book are being donated by the authors to the South County Historical Society.
Highlights of Arroyo Grande:
• Contains many images that have never been published before from the South County Historical Society archives.
• Includes a tribute to a local community hero; a fallen police officer.
• Delivers the first book of its kind that is dedicated solely to the community of Arroyo Grande.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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