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Publications for sale by the Historical Society

The following publications are for sale by the Historical Society. To order, send check or money order to:

McHenry Museum & Historical Society
1402 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Please confirm, with the Museum Store, the availability of books listed below.
Certain titles may be temporarily out of stock.  Call 209.491.4347 or use email address below.

For all orders, please include the cost of the book, tax and $3.00 shipping and handling. The publications are also available at the museum store.

For more information, send email to museumstore@mchenrymuseum.org, or call the McHenry Museum & Historical Society at (209) 491-4347.

 


The Alice Saga

By Max C. Norton

The great farm depression of the 1920s brought a mass migration of bankrupt farmers from the Midwest and mountain states to California. The Alice Saga, Max C. Norton artfully blends fact and fiction to portray the lives of these people, who came to the West so full of hope but found that California had problems of its own.

$24.00 per copy tax and shipping included

For more information call (209) 491-4347 

Send your book request with your check to: 

McHenry Museum Store
1402 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354

 


 

Stories of Stanislaus

By Sol P. Elias
Introducing the reprint of the original 1924 edition, 344 pages, unabridged and beautifully bound.

Many stories in this book give amazing details of the development of irrigation in our count and the fight between the irrigationists and the anti-irrigationists. Other chapters cover Estanislao and the eventual disappearance of our Indian population. And there are still other chapters about several smaller communities outside of Modesto, as well as stories of Modesto's growth and its first schools and theater, its Vigilantes, and its early special events. Many names of pioneer residents are names of families still living in our county.

$24.00 per copy tax and shipping included

For more information call (209) 491-4347 

Send your book request with your check to: 

McHenry Museum Store
1402 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354


Stanislaus County History: An Anthology

by Bob Santos and Lisa Bruk, comps. 85 ed. Modesto: Press and Publications....." Board, 2004. 273 pp. paperbound. $20.00

A collection of the articles that appeared in the periodical Stanislaus Stepping Stones, 1976-1986. Chapters are topical and feature Indians, settlements, people, schools, government, agriculture and other regional subjects. Has an index and a bibliography of Stanislaus County history.

For more information call (209) 491-4347 

Send your book request with your check to: 

McHenry Museum Store
1402 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354



 

Racings Real McCoy

Racing's Real McCoy 

8 1/2 x 11, Hardbound, 550 pages, 900 photos. Each copy is signed and numbered. The McHenry Museum Store is the ONLY book store in Modesto to handle this book.

$39.95 per copy plus $2.85 sales tax
$3.00 shipping for one book, $5.00 for two to three books, $10.00 for 4 or more books.

For more information call (209) 491-4347 

Send your book request with your check to: 

McHenry Museum Store
1402 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354



Read All About It!

by Ray Nish

"A Historical review of Stanislaus County Newspapers". "Read All About It!" from the Knights Ferry Bee (August 15, 1859) to the Modesto Bee and News-Hearld (July 25, 1933) and all the other locals in between. Mr. Nish has done excellent research and writing in presenting the evolution of newspapers in Stanislaus County.Paperbound $14.00

For more information call (209) 491-4347 

Send your book request with your check to: 

McHenry Museum Store
1402 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354



  
  • Other Publications - includes a wide selection of publications, many on various topics of California history.