Echoes of Yesterday

Echoes of Yesterday : Elk Grove: An Inside View of Historic Sites

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Preserved on the pages of this book are the histories of many people who have walked the land of Elk Grove, Sacramento County California at various times from the 1850s through some of the earliest years of the 21st century. The book was a private project by Elk Grove Citizen Lifestyle Editor Lance Armstrong, who spent more than three years collecting historical information via interviews, historical records and compiling one of Elk Grove's most extensive collections of historical photographs. The book itself includes more than 1,200 of these images. As the first book ever written entirely about the history of Elk Grove, Echoes of yesterday chronicles various sites of the area and reveals its connection to agriculture and several well-known historical places and events such as the Monterey Trail, the Bear Flag Revolt and the first county free library in California. People mentioned in the book include a Pony Express rider, survivors and rescuers of the Donner Party, and the land and title attorney of the “Big Four,” who engineered the building of the Central pacific railroad, the western portion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. The 38 chapters of this book include: ELk Grove High School, Amundson's Theaters, the Elk Grove Airport, Bob's Club, Foulks Ranch, Elk Grove Regional Park, the Elk Grove Cemetery and the Odd Fellows Building. Echoes of Yesterday has been described as a “must have” book for residents ofElk Grove and is certainly a great asset for anyone interested in reading about the Gold Rush era to modern day history is California.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 213.4 x 276.9 x 20.3mm | 1,247.39g
  • Regent Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587901250
  • 9781587901256