History

California Skeletons: Ghost Towns, Modern and Historical

California has, literally hundreds of ghost towns, all found in different places along the spectrum.  Some bear the former self, others a stack of rocks or, perhaps more disenchanting, nothing whatsoever. 

California Skeletons: Ghost Towns, Modern and Historical

Ho for California! Historic Trails

The National Historic Trail system is an enduring legacy chronicling the great American journeys and expiditions.  There are only a handful of National Historic Trails and fewer still in California. Let's take a look at this noble idea and explore the California National Historic Trails. 

Ho for California! Historic Trails

The Most Interesting Non-Golden Gate California Bridges

We've tracked down and catalogued our favorite California bridges; including suspension, covered, truss and trestle bridges.  Any especially fascinating bridges or stories related to are included in the survey.  

The Most Interesting Non-Golden Gate California Bridges

What's Up With All the California Eucalyptus?

Every Californian knows about the thousands of eucalyptus trees throughout the state (especially Southern regions). Let's discuss the absurd origins and costs associated with introducing a poisoning invasive species into the state ecosystems. Let's talk about bad ideas. 

What's Up With All the California Eucalyptus?

Road Trip: The Grand Californian Tree Tour

In this edition, we tour and discuss The Grand Tree Tour.  Here we'll visit the tallest, the most massive and the oldest trees on earth, all located, of course, in our California backyard. 

Road Trip: The Grand Californian Tree Tour

Our Favorite California Libraries - Cool Places for Great Minds

A Californist list of our favorite public and private libraries.  Libraries from all over the state of California are represented in this list that features unusual aesthetic, historical or architectural beauty. 

Our Favorite California Libraries - Cool Places for Great Minds

California Garden Designer Spotlight - A Profile on Thomas Dolliver Church

You have to admire this intrepid pioneer who helped move forward the fertile bedrock of the modernist California Style. Nationally recognized and lauded for his vision on elegant simplicity, livable gardens and native planting. His gardens were designed within the framework of practicality and aesthetic durability traits that likely exist within your own backyard today

California Garden Designer Spotlight - A Profile on Thomas Dolliver Church

California Design. It's cool as hell, and these are the only books you'll need.

If you are one of the lucky individuals who happened to be shopping for mid-century modern furniture in the heyday of California design between the '30s to the mid '60s, you likely have some highly sought after and heirloom quality wares featured in one of the three following California Design books. 

California Design. It's cool as hell, and these are the only books you'll need.