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Vines In The Sun A Journey through the California Vineyards, Jones, Idwal
141 Jones, Idwal Vines In The Sun A Journey through the California Vineyards
New York William Morrow & Company 1949 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Albert J. Camille 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front pastedown page and an inked number on the rear endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has two small chips to the top spine end and some edge wear and small edge tears to the dust jacket as well. "Idwal Jones has a thorough knowledge of wines and a seemingly endless store of entertaining anecdotes about the vineyards and the winegrowers of California." 
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Saddle Bags In Siskiyou, Jones, J. Roy
142 Jones, J. Roy Saddle Bags In Siskiyou
Yreka, CA News-Journal Print Shop 1953 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Limited to 550 copies, this is copy 144, signed by the author. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fair only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is slight bow to the front book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. One page has a rectangular patch of toning where a bookmark or newspaper clipping was laid-in. There is a small map tipped in to the front pastedown page. The dust jacket is heavily worn, torn and has large chips missing. "Saddle Bags in Siskiyou chronologically delineates activities of Lotta, Crabtree, Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller and countelss others who played roles in the storm wracked, turbulent advance of Siskiyou County. It includes biographies of several courageous doctors serving primititve areas, fearlessly ministering epidemic stricken families in remote places." ; Signed by Author 
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San Rafael : Marin's Mission City An Illustrated History, Keegan, Frank L.
143 Keegan, Frank L. San Rafael : Marin's Mission City An Illustrated History
New York Windsor Publications 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "San Rafael (Spanish pronunciation: [san rafa'el] "Saint Raphael") is a city and the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. The city is located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2010 census the city's population is 57,713. What is now San Rafael was once the site of several Coast Miwok villages; Awani-wi, near downtown San Rafael, Ewu, near Terra Linda, and Shotomko-cha, in Marinwood. [9] Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded in what is now downtown San Rafael as the 20th Spanish mission in the colonial Mexican province of Alta California by three priests—Father Narciso Durán from Mission San José, Father Abella from Mission San Francisco de Asís, Father Luis Gíl y Taboada from La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles—on Dec. 14, 1817, four years before Mexico gained independence from Spain. Mission San Rafael Arcángel was located a donkey's day walk to the mission below it. The mission and the city are named after the Archangel Raphael, the Angel of Healing." 
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A Trip Across the Plains and Life in California (California Relations Number 39), Keller, George (with a foreword by J. A. Sullivan)
144 Keller, George (with a foreword by J. A. Sullivan) A Trip Across the Plains and Life in California (California Relations Number 39)
Oakland, CA Biobooks 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
First California Edition - Limited to 500 copies. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "It is likely that most readers and students of California history have never seen a copy of George Keller's report on A Trip Across the Plains; only five copies are listed in the latest census. One of these changed hands as recently as 1954. It is believed to be the rarest of narratives of the Overland Trail and the early days of California." "The Overland Trail (also known as the Overland Stage Line) was a stagecoach and wagon trail in the American West during the 19th century. While portions of the route had been used by explorers and trappers since the 1820s, the Overland Trail was most heavily used in the 1860s as an alternative route to the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails through central Wyoming. The Overland Trail was famously used by the Overland Stage Company owned by Ben Holladay to run mail and passengers to Salt Lake City, Utah, via stagecoaches in the early 1860s. Starting from Atchison, Kansas, the trail descended into Colorado before looping back up to southern Wyoming and rejoining the Oregon Trail at Fort Bridger. The stage line operated until 1869 when the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad eliminated the need for mail service via Thais' stagecoach. Mostly used during the gold rush of 1848." 
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Anna Morrison Reed 1849-1921, Keller, John E. (editor) Anna Morrison Reed
145 Keller, John E. (editor) Anna Morrison Reed Anna Morrison Reed 1849-1921
Lafayette, CA John E. Keller 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy includes an ALS with envelope by editor and grandson, John E. Keller laid-in. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The white dust jacket has some spots of edge wear and ground-in dirt, especially to the corners and spine ends. There are a couple of small edge tears as well. "California voted full suffrage for women in 1911. In 1918 Reed, who wrote and lectured about woman suffrage, was one of several women in the state who ran for public office. She was an unsuccessful candidate for the state assembly from Ukiah. Reed was founder and publisher of the Northern Crown and one of the founders of the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association. She wrote poetry. Newspaper reports state that she was raised in the mining district of Butte county." 
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Yuki Basketry University of California Publication Vol. 24, No.9, Kelly, Isabel T.
146 Kelly, Isabel T. Yuki Basketry University of California Publication Vol. 24, No.9
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1930 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a larger than trade-sized paperback book - an offprint of the Univ. Of Cal. Publication in American Archaeology and Ethnology. The book has grey cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. Also included are drawings of basket pattern styles and black and white photographs of actual examples. "The Yuki (also known as Yukiah) are an indigenous people of California, whose traditional territory is around Round Valley, Mendocino County. Today they are enrolled members of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation. Yuki tribes are thought to have settled as far south as Hood Mountain in present-day Sonoma County." "Isabel Truesdell Kelly (1906-1983) was a social anthropologist and archaeologist who specialized in Mexican cultures. She developed a scholarly interest in anthropology while a student at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) , and conducted fieldwork in 1931-1934 with the Coast Miwok and the Southern Paiute people. Kelly was an indefatigable field worker. She went to Mexico in 1935 working in Culiacan and Sinaloa and returned to Mexico for archaeological studies in 1939. She became a Mexican resident in 1940." 
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The Library of Aubrey Drury  1891-1595, Kennedy, Lawton (printer), Alta California Bookstore
147 Kennedy, Lawton (printer), Alta California Bookstore The Library of Aubrey Drury 1891-1595
Berkeley, CA Alta California Bookstore 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book covers have some beginning toning, especially to the top edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "On June 10, 1891, Aubrey Drury was born in Sacramento, California, the son of Wells and Ella Bishop Drury. The family, including an older son and a younger daughter, lived in Sacramento and San Francisco, and, in 1906, moved to Berkeley, where another daughter was born." Drury wrote about California, Western Railroading, Nature, California State Parks, Preservation, and more. This list consists of the library of Californiana and Western American that was extent at his death. 
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History Of The San Francisco Stock And Exchange Board, King, Joseph L.
148 King, Joseph L. History Of The San Francisco Stock And Exchange Board
San Francisco, CA Jos. L. King 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is a bit of ground-in dirt to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Its history began with the founding of the San Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange in 1882 and the Los Angeles Oil Exchange in 1899. In 1956, the tSan Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange in 1882 and the Los Angeles Oil Exchange merged to create the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, though trading floors were maintained in both cities. In 1973, it was renamed the Pacific Stock Exchange and it began trading options three years later in 1976. In 1999, the exchange became the first U. S. Stock exchange to demutualize. The trading floor in Los Angeles was closed in 2001, followed by the floor in San Francisco a year later. 2003 saw the exchange launch PCX Plus, an electronic options trading platform." 
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Steinbeck's Street: Cannery Row, Knox, Maxine and Mary Rodriquez
149 Knox, Maxine and Mary Rodriquez Steinbeck's Street: Cannery Row
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This edition is paperback. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The white cardstock covers of the book have a bit of beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners and there is a bit of light ground-in dirt to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood" "Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California. It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The last cannery closed in 1973. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row. In the novel's opening sentence, Steinbeck described the street as "a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." " 
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The Lost Death Valley '49er Journal Of Louis Nusbaumer, Koenig, George
150 Koenig, George The Lost Death Valley '49er Journal Of Louis Nusbaumer
Bishop, CA Chalfant Press 1974 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Located near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. It is located mostly in Inyo County, California. It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Sylvania Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively. It has an area of about 3,000 sq mi (7,800 km2). The highest point in Death Valley itself is Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, which has an elevation of 11,043 feet (3,366 m)." 
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The Languages Of The Coast Of California North Of San Francisco  (Vol. 9, No. 3. ), Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis )
151 Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis ) The Languages Of The Coast Of California North Of San Francisco (Vol. 9, No. 3. )
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1911 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a larger than trade sized paperback with grey cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This is an offprint of the American Archaeology and Ethnology Publication of the University of California. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing and several tiny chips missing to the edges, especially the spine ends and foredge. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a one inch tear to the top front spine end. "Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was an American cultural anthropologist. He received his Ph. D. Under Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1901, the first doctorate in anthropology awarded by Columbia. He was also the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He played an integral role in the early days of its Museum of Anthropology, where he served as director from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber provided detailed information about Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people, whom he studied over a period of years. He was the father of the acclaimed novelist, poet, and writer of short stories Ursula Kroeber Le Guin." This book brings together some of the earliest studies of the linguistic structure of California Indians on the Coast of the state North of San Francisco, and include the Miwok, Pomo, Yuki, Wiyot, Yurok, and Karok languages. 
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Who Kills Mr. Crittenden? Being a True Account of the Notorious Murder Trial that Stunned San Francisco - The Laura D. Fair Case, Lamott, Kenneth
152 Lamott, Kenneth Who Kills Mr. Crittenden? Being a True Account of the Notorious Murder Trial that Stunned San Francisco - The Laura D. Fair Case
New York David Mckay Company, Inc. 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a faded spot of discoloration on the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing and several small nicks and chips. "On the afternoon of May 3, 1870, a certain A. P. Crittenden (accompanied by his wife and two of his seven children) was crossing San Franciso Bay on the ferryboat, El Capitan, when suddenly a lady wearing a black veil stepped up to him, said You have ruined me and my child, drew a pistol, and shot him dead." "Laura Fair was instantly attracted to the tall handsome lawyer and before long they spent all their nights together in Laura’s bedroom. But this was no idle dalliance; soon they were declaring undying love for each other and when Laura suggested marriage, Crittenden agreed. Laura, of course, did not know that Crittenden was already married." 
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San Francisco Souvenir A Series of the California Historical Sketches in Cadence written for Original Publication on the Radio, Lampson, Robin
153 Lampson, Robin San Francisco Souvenir A Series of the California Historical Sketches in Cadence written for Original Publication on the Radio
San Francisco, CA Windsor Press / Wells Fargo Bank & Union Trust Co. 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a glued binding. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The cardstock covers have generalized ground-in dirt and a couple of small spots. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, witn an inscription, on the front endpaper. Included are the essays: A Casual Stroll on Telegraph Hill, The Ship that Sailed Empty and Arrived Overladen, It was Such a Good Sawmill, The Trees Had Not Gone to Boston, Neither Serene nor Indifferent, New England Grows Up on Mission Street, In the Hands of an Enterprising People, Opportunity Knocks with a Pitcher, The Troubador of Terror, and, Around the World in 800 Years. ; Signed by Author 
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The Sunset Story, Lane Publishing Co.
154 Lane Publishing Co. The Sunset Story
Menlo Park, CA Lane Publishing 1951 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Goo to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The edges of the cardstock cover have rubbing and bumping, along with several light edge nicks to the foredges. The covers have some light ground-in dirt, and toning to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "Sunset began in 1898 as a promotional magazine for the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, designed to combat the negative "Wild West" stereotypes about California. The Sunset Limited was the premier train on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sunset Route, which ran between New Orleans and San Francisco (the train is still in operation--from Los Angeles--as part of the national Amtrak system). Sunset Magazine was started to be available onboard and at the station, in order to promote the West. It aimed to lure tourists onto the company's trains, entice guests to the railroad's resort (the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey) , and possibly encourage these tourists to stay and buy land, since the Southern Pacific was the largest single landowner in California and Nevada." 
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Dalton Gang Days, Latta, Frank F.
155 Latta, Frank F. Dalton Gang Days
Santa Cruz, CA Bear State Books 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Probably no characters in american history have been so fictionalized as have the train and bank robbers known as the Dalton Outlaw Gan. They held my earliest interest, as that of millions of other young Americans. When I was seven years of age, I had a more vivid mental picture of Bob and Grat Dalton than I had of George Washington." "The Dalton Gang was a group of outlaws in the American Old West during 1890–1892. It was also known as The Dalton Brothers because three of its members were brothers. The gang specialized in bank and train robberies. During an attempted bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1892, two of the brothers and two other gang members were killed; Emmett survived and was captured, tried, and convicted. He was paroled after serving 14 years in prison. The oldest brother Frank had been a Deputy U. S. Marshal, but was killed in 1888. In 1890, Gratton "Grat", Bob, and Emmett turned to crime after not being paid as lawmen. Their middle brother William M. "Bill" Dalton also had a career as an outlaw, but he rode with the Wild Bunch" 
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Death Valley '49ers, Latta, Frank F.
156 Latta, Frank F. Death Valley '49ers
Santa Cruz, CA Bear State Books 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Death Valley, the greatest and most forbidding depression in the west, reaching a point almost two hundred and eighty feet below sea level, offers no view like that from the mouth of Furnace Creek Wash." 
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As Pop Saw It: Photographs Of The San Joaquin Valley From The Files Of Claude C. "Pop" Laval Volume One & Two, Laval, Jerome D.
157 Laval, Jerome D. As Pop Saw It: Photographs Of The San Joaquin Valley From The Files Of Claude C. "Pop" Laval Volume One & Two
Fresno, CA Graphic Technology Co. 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Two volumes. These books are in Very Good+ condition and are lacking dust jackets. The books and their contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and bottom edges of both books have rubbing and some light bumping. There is a beginning tear to the bottom spine joint of volume one. The text pages are clean and bright. "Claude C. "Pop" Laval was a San Joaquin Valley legend in his own time. He made more than 100,000 photographs in the area between Stockton and Bakersfield, he took hundreds of thousands of feet of motion picture film, he prepared giant photographic displays for expositions, he was a pioneer in aerial photography and mapped over 10 million acres from the air for the government - and he never ran out of energy. "Pop" had the discerning eye - the vision to see the picture which would tell the story - and the professional artistry to get that picture on his film. He was born Nov. 8, 1882 in New York City. By the time he was 14 the family has settled in Braddock, PA. , and the young Laval was working as an architect and civil engineer for a construction firm." 
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Nothing Seemed Impossible William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco, Lavender, David
158 Lavender, David Nothing Seemed Impossible William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco
Palo Alto, CA American West Publishing Company 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in cgenerally lean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears, along with small chips missing and spots of wrinkling. "He (Ralston) built Ralston Hall in Belmont, California as a summer home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is now part of the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University. He built the California Theatre on Bush Street in San Francisco, which opened on January 18, 1869. His dream was the construction of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California at the corner of New Montgomery and Market. He spent $5M on its construction, draining his banking empire in the process. John Painter Gaynor was the architect and engineer. It opened on October 2, 1875. The hotel had early elevators or "rising rooms" and electric call buttons in the rooms. The hotel survived the 1906 earthquake, but was destroyed in the fire that followed. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1909. There is still a Ralston Room in the hotel off the main corridor to the left." 
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Monterey Bay Yesterday A Nostalgic Era in Postcards (Featuring the Works of Architect William H. Weeks), Lewis, Betty
159 Lewis, Betty Monterey Bay Yesterday A Nostalgic Era in Postcards (Featuring the Works of Architect William H. Weeks)
Fresno, CA Valley Publishers 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some generalized toning to the white covers of the book. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some beginning bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Betty Lewis, a native Californian, spent her childhood in Santa Cruz and moved to Watsonville in 1965, where she and her husband, Monte Lewis, are actively involved in civic affairs." 
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Fabulous San Simeon A History of Hearst Castle.. Together with a Guide to the Treasures on Display, Lewis, Oscar
160 Lewis, Oscar Fabulous San Simeon A History of Hearst Castle.. Together with a Guide to the Treasures on Display
San Francisco, CA California Historical Society 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Philip Negus Frasse 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by the printer / designer, Lawton Kennedy. This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some very beginning wear and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the reverse of the front endpaper, by the designer / printer, Lawton Kennedy. "Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947, as a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1954 it became a California State Park. The site was opened to visitors in 1958." 
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