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Travel Notes: On the Road in Washington

February 11, 2013

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This past week, I attended the Washington Heritage Conference in Olympia, Washington. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society, the Washington State Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts Alliance, and the Washington Museum Association, the 2013 Art of Heritage conference brought together individuals from a variety of cultural organizations throughout the state. An array of […]

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Happy New Year from History Press West

December 27, 2012

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In 2011, the History Press released its very first titles west of the Rockies. In 2012, with a burgeoning list in California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Alaska, the press added even more western titles, including debut books in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona. From The Missoula Mercantile and Cowboy Reunions of Las Vegas, New […]

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Memory Keepers of the Civil War

May 9, 2012

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In April, I had the pleasure of representing The History Press at the Oregon Heritage Conference, which was co-hosted by the Northwest Archivists. I brought a spread of titles to the event to share the range in The History Press list, including stories of neighborhoods and landmarks, books on foodways and local sports culture, and […]

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“Oranges for Health! California for Wealth!” — Sunkist

March 21, 2012

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Every piece of California’s quilted landscape comes with a food cultivation story, from abalone and almonds to asparagus and artichokes. In Southern California, citrus was the name of the game. Not just oranges, but lemons and grapefruits and limes as well. The cultivation and harvest of ‘orange gold’ made a splash that spurred growth and […]

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