Disasters and Heroic Rescues of California: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival

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Globe Pequot, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 185 pages
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From blizzards and earthquakes to floods and fires, California has seen its share of disasters. This book offers fascinating reading for anyone interested in real-life drama set in the Golden State. Includes such disasters as the Jackson Argonaut Mine Fire of 1922, the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building, and the Crescent City Tsunami of 1964.
  

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Contents

ShipKilling Rocks
11
CH AFTER
17
CHAPTER 4
35
Fire in the Hole
69
CHAPTER 7
81
Friendly Fire
89
Trapped by Flame
97
CHAPTER
103
He Shot the Pilot
117
CHAPTER 13
123
CHAPTER
135
CHAPTER 16
147
CHAPTER 17
153
Shakedown in Los Angeles
159
CHAPTER 19
165
Copyright

CHAPTER 11
109

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Page 173 - Agony and Death on a Gold Rush Steamer: The Disastrous Sinking of the Side-Wheeler "Yankee Blade" (Ventura, Calif.: Pathfinder Publishing, 1990), 28-29.

About the author (2006)

Ray Jones is the author or coauthor of numerous books on history and travel. The founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine and a former writing coach at Southern Living, he now lives in Pebble Beach, California.

Joe Lubow is a freelance writer living in Santa Cruz, California.

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