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November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California

Summary
First compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, these original histories represent difficult-to-find materials. Included in this collection of 97 titles are tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.

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Date Range: 1867-1910
Content: 52,057 pages
Source Library:
Various libraries

Description

State and local history — in the form of statistics, chronologies and directories — helps researchers better understand the people, places and issues of any area.  This everyday connection to history is important to researchers, whether they know the area well or are studying the region for the first time. From a curricular standpoint, the study of state and local history provides transferable skills and frames of reference that will apply to the further study and appreciation of history.

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County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California provides vivid portraits of people, places and events, putting the state’s local history into current context with the examination of demographic, social and cultural transformations. In the chronicles of boomtown San Francisco or in Mark Twain’s tall tale, “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” for instance, researchers can see how metaphor and myth invent, distort and hold captive towns, peoples and places. Use this collection to support research in areas such as regional studies, social history, genealogy, economics and business.

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