Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Frontier Days in Crescenta Valley: Portraits of Life in the Foothills” as Want to Read:
Frontier Days in Crescenta Valley: Portraits of Life in the Foothills
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Frontier Days in Crescenta Valley: Portraits of Life in the Foothills

0.0  ·  Rating Details ·  0 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
Modern Crescenta Valley practically defines the notion of quiet suburbia with its lovely homes and tree-lined streets. Yet the communities that lie north of Los Angeles between the Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains once formed a vast, isolated, treeless, windstorm-swept dell. The settlers who stayed in this valley found day-to-day subsistence challenging. They farmed, ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by History Press (SC) (first published May 27th 2014)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Frontier Days in Crescenta Valley, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Frontier Days in Crescenta Valley

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-4)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Nick
Feb 25, 2015 Nick rated it really liked it
This is a delightful local history, covering areas of what is now La Canada and La Crescenta.
Rather than cover a wide range of small stories, this volume focuses on a few families and places. Tales of a rainmaker, a deadly hotel, a castle in the hills, and a Civil War veteran turned land investor were at the core of the book, along with a few other stories.
About the only thing that would have made this book better would have been a larger page count, to permit more to be told in a couple of case
...more
Beverly Diehl
Aug 24, 2014 Beverly Diehl rated it really liked it
Covering settlements and activities in the mid-late 1800's in what is now La Crescenta and La Canada-Flintridge, this book offers a fascinating look at everything from bears to bee-keeping. Filled with stories, newspaper articles and photographs, it also focuses on some of the - let's call them unigue - people who moved to what is still a fairly secluded part of Los Angeles County.

I'd recommend for local residents, or perhaps as a gift for people who used to live in the area.
Ashley Strosnider
Ashley Strosnider rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book