Historical gems of the San Francisco Bay Area : a guide to museums, historical sites, history parks, and historical homes : over 200 fascinating sites to visit! : includes Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Historical gems of the San Francisco Bay Area : a guide to museums, historical sites, history parks, and historical homes : over 200 fascinating sites to visit! : includes Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties

Author: Richard Di Giacomo
Publisher: [San Jose, Calif.] : Magnifico Publications, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The San Francisco Bay Area is loaded with fascinating and unique historical sites that represent a broad range of historical events and eras. A resident of the Bay Area or a tourist in town for a few days can see a wide range of historical sites all within a day's drive of San Francisco. This book may also be useful for a teacher or parent who is looking for an educational field trip which ties in with the child's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Di Giacomo
ISBN: 9780985300661 0985300663
OCLC Number: 920940304
Description: ii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The San Francisco Bay Area before Spanish contact --
The Spanish and Mexican periods --
The Gold Rush era --
Settlers from around the world --
World War One and the early twentieth century --
World War Two --
The Cold War and the postwar boom --
From the counter culture to Silicon Valley and beyond --
Museums and historical sites listed by category --
Individual museum listings --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Richard Di Giacomo.

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The San Francisco Bay Area is loaded with fascinating and unique historical sites that represent a broad range of historical events and eras. A resident of the Bay Area or a tourist in town for a few days can see a wide range of historical sites all within a day's drive of San Francisco. This book may also be useful for a teacher or parent who is looking for an educational field trip which ties in with the child's curriculum in a history, literature, or science class. Others may find it interesting to learn more about the Native Americans or pioneer settlers in a local community. So, whether you are just curious about what is inside that old historical house in your neighborhood, want to know how a specific historical event played out in your area, or are just looking for an interesting day trip, this book has something for you. Many people are familiar with the more famous sites in California. It is not uncommon to see tourists make a trip to see all of the California missions or Gold Rush towns, but there are also scores of lesser-known sites within the Bay Area that highlight a particular historical event or offer a comprehensive overview of the history of that town or region. More than just a tour guide, the book is broken into sections with essays that acquaint the reader with the history that is covered by the representative museums or sites. Di Giacomo goes beyond the traditional city, county, state, and national museums and historic sites that feature famous people, historic homes and events. He also covers museums devoted to agriculture, business, Hispanic California, immigration, military posts, mining, Native Americans, transportation, sports, as well as science and technology. He thoughtfully includes key information on each museum such as its location, web address, hours of operation, cost, and what a visitor can expect to encounter. Over 220 historical sites are listed. --

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California History Action journal

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"This thorough guidebook identifies and describes in some depth museums in the eleven counties bordering San Francisco and Monterey Bays. The book’s main section lists...
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