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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Fawlty Press; 6th edition (June 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977332802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977332809
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,843,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author compiles best of Antelope Valley. Big attractions, fun facts all in one new book. --Charles F. Bostwick, Los Angeles Daily News, December 19, 2005

About the Author

Growing up in Los Angeles, Bonnie Domrose Stone claims she was never aware of the Antelope Valley other than the times her parents dragged her to Valermo in the horrible heat of summer. She spent her time at the much cooler environs of St. Mary’s Academy and Mount St. Mary’s College before transferring to Marquette University to earn her degree in journalism. Then came the trekking: Internship at a small weekly paper in Green Lake, Wisconsin; copy girl at the Santa Monica Evening Outlook; family section editor for the Angeles Mesa News-Advertiser in Los Angeles; Grayslake, Illinois; Family Section Editor for Lakeland Publisher’s five newspapers; staff reporter for the News & Courier in Charleston; special assignment writer for Today in Cocoa, Florida, and the Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaii, and editor of Ka Nupepa, Mililani, Hawaii. When her three sons were young, she freelanced for magazines, specializing in writing about the family for numerous local, regional and national publications. With her first book, Aloha Cowboy, she learned she loved doing research. She burrowed her way through libraries to produce Uncle Sam’s Brides, Campfollowing, a history of military wives, and Civil War in Paradise, a middle grade reader. Her awards include a Who’s Who of American Women, and American Women Writers; International Association of Business Communicators/Hawaii, four Galley Awards for excellence in writing;Tad Quattlebaum Award, South Carolina, for best state-wide feature story; South Carolina Press Association state-wide first place awards for newspaper page layout, article writing and photography; Three National Federation of Press Women awards for newspaper articles. She founded the Antelope Valley Writers, in 1986. Only her mother would remember that she was on Good Morning America. Her husband, who retired from the Army’s Flight Test Program (which had been at Edwards A.F.B) has helped research the field trips for San Andreas Ain’t No Fault of Mine. Together they’ve explored the far reaches of the Antelope Valley to provide you with a guide to the myriad places to explore.

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This book will be especially useful for families.
Marceline Hayden
An interesting, informative, and practical guide to the Antelope Valley and High Desert Area of California!
Steve Michiels
I am looking forward to visiting many other interesting places mentioned in her book.
Duane Beaver

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Michiels on February 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
An interesting, informative, and practical guide to the Antelope Valley and High Desert Area of California! Provides a delightul mix of historical and contemporary information. Highly Recommended!

--Steve Michiels

(Antelope Valley native)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Dalrymple VINE VOICE on February 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
You've got to read this book. Some history/travel guilds are a little dull, but not this one. Even if you never visit the Antelope Valley this book will give readers a look at some of the interesting and fun places that exist in California.

Do you know where the world's largest energy producer is located and what the energy source consists of?

Would you like to know where you could drive through an earthquake fault or see the world's rarest cats?

Are you interested in visiting the largest concentration of petroglyphs in the Western Hemisphere, or seeing the world's largest open-pit mine? How about seeing miles and acres of hillsides covered with gold - golden poppies that is?

If you visit the Antelope Valley area this book is a gold mine of information and history. If you don't visit this area (and I've bought and sent books to relatives who don't live in southern California just because the book is so fascinating), you'll learn all kinds of fun and interesting facts about the California desert and more.

The author, Bonnie D. Stone is an award-winning journalist and the writing in this book is evidence of that. You can't miss with this book; it is well worth the cover price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Duane Beaver on February 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
Years ago while in high school I would bus to Lancaster to play basket ball and run track and always thought, "Who would ever want to live in this burning desert with its torrid heat, high winds and blowing dust." I now live in the Antelope Valley and am enjoying it immensely because of Bonnie Stone's new book about the Antelope Valley. If you enjoy history, like finding new nearby places to visit or just learning everything about the area around Lancaster, Palmdale and Mojave this is the only book you'll ever need.

The other day I looked for interesting places to take my 8 year old grandson and settled on The "Milestones of Flight Air Museum" listed in the book. It was a great trip. I am looking forward to visiting many other interesting places mentioned in her book. It would make a very nice gift for anyone living in southern California.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marceline Hayden on February 12, 2006
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For the many people new to the Antelope Valley of California, this book should be a "MUST HAVE". It is a humorous, accurate guide to the many unusual things to see and do within a short drive from home and available at low cost or free. You think there is nothing to do in the desert north of Los Angeles? Yes, there is, and Stone shows you how to find those things. People who have lived here for years will also find much information they may not have known. This book will be especially useful for families.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan Fry on February 17, 2006
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This is a travel guide with an attitude. And Bonnie Stone's attitude is, "How unique is this?" I've lived in the Antelope Valley eight years, and Bonnie has unearthed destinations and facts that I've never heard of. We have out-of-town guests coming from New Jersey, and I bought a copy for them, too. Who can resist a guidebook that lists "the world's only drive-through earthquake fault"? (Yup,it's the San Andreas.) This book's a keeper!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Kay on February 13, 2006
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As a mom of five children, I'm always on the lookout for things to do in our area. I came across this book and feel that I found a treasure trove of information. We've already seen the Vasquez rocks and an Air Museum based on her recommendation and the kids are really loving it. This is a good book for family fun.
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