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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.