- Skyline Historical Society
“The South Skyline Story” – a fascinating biography of our scenic Skyline region.
“This book introduces the various waves of people who left the comfort of the ‘flatlands’ to succumb to the lore of the mountain, explains why they came, and the legacies they left behind.”
– Janet Schwind, author, Skyline Historical Society
Upon opening the book you will follow the paths of the native Ohlone peoples; experience the rugged life in the logging camps, mills and ranches. Learn how the crude trails, dusty ranch and private roads of the ridge properties through four different counties were connected by the building of the boulevard, in spite of the daunting impediments of politics and financial difficulties.Moving at a lively pace the book covers the various activities of timber harvesting, the search for oil, recreation, and agriculture, followed later by the development of communes, communities and organizations. It will provide great insight into the history of the area we call “home”.
A reader’s comments:
“I’ve already pored over the book (couldn’t wait). It’s simply wonderful . . . comprehensive, logically laid out, a pleasure for the eyes, just full of interesting stories. It is simply splendid!”
– John Harriman, Las Cumbres resident and local realtor