La Honda’s history in pictures By Barry Parr - 07/31/2007 Coastsider
Bob Dougherty has put together a history of La Honda, which came out last month. If the format seems familiar, there are a dozens of similar volumes from Arcadia Publishing about the Bay Area, including Pacifica and the Coastside. The beauty of the Arcadia books is that by keeping a common format, they’re able to produce high-quality books with very limited production runs.
It covers this history of the community from its origins as a logging town in the 1800s to Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in the Seventies. In between, the outlaw Younger brothers hung out there before meeting their fates in Northfield, Minnesota. Bob has done a great job assembling photos from public and private collections.
The book shows the same care and quality that we’ve seen from other Arcadia books, with quality photo reproduction, excellent paper, and good typography. This is a book that will be a cherished keepsake long after it has gone out of print.
This book will interest you if you live in the Coastside, the Southcoast, or their mountainous edges.
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