Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Discover the History of Olives in California’s Gold Country

Lecture, Book Signing & Olive Tasting
Guest Speakers: Authors Salvatore Manna and Terry Beaudoin
Thursday, October 16
6:30 p.m. book signing and olive tasting, lecture 7 - 8 p.m.
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Olives in California’s Gold Country by Salvatore Manna and Terry Beaudoin. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of the olive in the Gold Country.

The history of the olive in the Gold Country of Northern California is a story of the Spanish in the New World, of the Gold Rush, of immigrants from Italy and other Mediterranean countries, of bold pioneers, enterprising farmers and scientists, and of businessmen and businesswomen. Focusing on Calaveras County in the south and Placer County in the north, but also exploring the olive throughout most of Northern California, including olive havens such as Corning and Oroville, that story is told within these pages through rare and fascinating photographs. For those who wish to explore the olive in Northern California, whether its history, industry or technology, this volume provides both an appetizer and a satisfying entrée. As love of the olive grows, for the first time a book tells the tale of the olive tree, the king of trees, in the Mother Lode of California.
Sal Manna has been published in the California Historical Society’s quarterly journal, is the Founder and President of the Society for the Preservation of West Calaveras History, and has previously co-authored the Northern Calaveras County and Angels Camp and Copperopolis editions in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.
Terry Beaudoin is the founder and owner of Beaudoin’s Olive Products in Valley Springs in Calaveras County.  A member of CalaverasGROWN, the Calaveras County Historical Society, and Big Trees State Park Association, he is also on the Board of Directors of the Calaveras Community Foundation.
What lasting impact do you hope your book will leave?
Now that we have told the story of the olive in Northern California, bringing together a history of events and people and accomplishments long overlooked, olive culture and fans of the olive will forever have a view of the past as well as insights into the future of the olive.
Cost: free for museum members, $10 non-members
Memberships start at just $35. Become a member and receive free entry to lectures and unlimited free admission to the museum for one year. Sign up today!
Angels Camp Museum is the premier local history museum in Northern California. Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, the museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country’s past.
Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is a destination. Take a walk in this historical park to explore both indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a doctor's office, a rock & mineral garden, photographs, as well as ranching and farming related artifacts. Visitors can also view two steam traction engines and exhibits highlighting mining equipment such as an overshot water-wheel in its original location, a hydraulic monitor, drills, ore cars and even a working model of a famous stamp mill.
753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222

Hours of Operation:
Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.