History of a Place Called Rescue

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Deer Valley Road tour
Zentgraf Family

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Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Interior Design, three or more colors, Independent Book Publishers Association

Best Book Design and Best Nonfiction, Northern California Authors & Publishers Awards for 2011

Best History Book of 2011, Conference of California Historical Societies

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Rescue is a small, rural community in the heart of California’s gold country. Rescue may be small, and have a unique name, but it is also rich with history — and that history is what this 380-page, full-color book is all about! There are over 800 photographs and other graphics in this beautifully presented table-top book that capture the spirit of the past and help tell the story.

History of a Place Called Rescue is a snapshot in time, starting when gold was discovered in Coloma in 1848, to about the 1930s.

Your travel through the area starts with tours along prominent roads in Rescue. A large, full-color reference map, located in a pocket in the back of the book, pinpoints all of the featured historical sites.

There are chapters that detail the history of local schools, cemeteries, post offices, and mines. It tells the stories of the Pony Express and Lincoln Highway, both of which passed through Rescue. The largest chapter features the various families who moved here and stayed. The book is rich with pictures, family trees, and other graphics that bring Rescue’s history to life.

Table of Contents

  • Rescue Road Tours
  • Schools of Rescue
  • Mines of Rescue
  • Cemeteries of Rescue
  • Post Offices of Rescue
  • Pony Express
  • Rescue Fire Protection District
  • Pioneer Families of Rescue
  • Index

Category: Reference/History/Gold Country of California, El Dorado County
Specifications: Flexbinding, 11×8.5 inches, 384 pages, four-color
Graphics: Over 800 pictures, maps, and other graphics
Publication Date: November 2011
ISBN: 978-1-931301-26-8