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Cameron, Donaldina (Mackenzie) was born on a sheep ranch in New Zealand. At the age of two she emigrated to California with her parents, older brother, and four older sisters. In 1874, when Donaldina was five, her mother died, worn out from the hardships of ranching life
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Golden Gate Park. Every place has a story to tell, and Golden Gate Park, an icon and keystone of San Francisco's park system, is no exception. Millions of people have visited the park over the years, but only a few know of all the rich nuggets that it harbors. Golden Gate Park offers a dizzying array of treasures: fascinating buildings, scenic meadows and lakes, important monuments, and major museums.

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This November, 2013, History Press West is delighted to announce a new San Francisco history title, Fremont Older & The 1919 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice, from author John C. Ralston.

A tragic bombing. Two men falsely accused.One journalist seeking justice. On Saturday, July 22, 1916, as “Preparedness Day” parade units assembled south of San Francisco’s Market Street, a terrorist bomb exploded, killing ten people and wounding forty.
San Francisco was outraged. Instead of searching for the perpetrators, however, the district attorney used the bombing as an excuse to arrest, try and convict two obscure labor figures without evidence. What became known as the “American Dreyfus Case” led to an international outcry, finally resulting in one defendant’s pardon and the other’s parole—but only after both men had been imprisoned for twenty-three years.

Price $19.99. Books on sale in all San Francisco and Bay Area book stores. Please order the books on the Amason: http://www.amazon.com/ OR Barnes & Nobles web site: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/


NEW BOOK: John C. Ralston's This Date in San Francisco - 366 Days in the History of Our Fascinating Beloved City - is now available.

713 pages, with an entry for every calendar date of the year, and a few other dates, this is an indispensable addition to all San Francisco history lovers' collections.

Price $29.95.(California residents add $2.62 sales tax, total $35.57, shipping included). If you wish to buy through our web site, please click here. Also available through Amazon and eBay, and at San Francisco bookstores.

"Here is the ideal San Francisco calendar--a day by day listing of important events in the city's history. Those great days when the bridges opened--The Golden Gate (May 27) the Bay Bridge (November 12). The day when the first cable car ran (August 1). The moment when television first flickered into life (September 3) and when an audience in San Francisco's Civic Center saw a demonstration of something that would change the world -- the computer mouse (December 9). This book of dates lists fires, riots, celebrations, births, deaths, and disasters in the life of one of the most interesting cities anywhere."

-Carl Nolte, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

 

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