So Cal Historyland
Hello there . . .
I've been researching and writing local history since 1975. I mostly write about the people and places that interest me here in Southern California.
This website is my way to share a little of what I've learned with a wider audience. That's what a historian does after all. You gather up material, then you share it with people.
For a growing collection of stories from the history of Orange County, be sure to check out my new website:
Some of the stories here are just excerpts from my research, taken from the books and articles I've already published. Others come from stories I still hope to publish one of these days. In the future, I plan to add more stories.
I hope you'll enjoy these examples from my work. If you'd like to quote from them, it might be nice to ask first.
Email: ramonaphile *at* bigfoot.com
(you know how to make it work)
You'll find links up above to these pages:
* The Anza-Borrego Desert -- a Southern California wilderness
* Ramona -- History and Myth in Southern California
* The Riverside / San Diego County Backcountry
* Temecula -- at the crossroads of history
* Hemet & San Jacinto
* Southern California's Indians
* Lost Valley -- my backcountry home
* Scouting and the Order of the Arrow
* About Me
"It's disappointing to become a leading authority in the field when you still have so much you want to learn." -- Garrison Keillor