Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra Now Available

It's Here! My book, Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra published by Arcadia Publishing is now available. This book looks at the cemeteries, people and history of the region known as the Eastern Sierra in California. The book mainly covers IYO AND Mono counties, the area from Lone Pine to Bridgeport.

The press release says: "More than 20 cemeteries and burial places are featured in Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra. Gena Philibert-Ortega also shares the history of the county that surrounds them, through the 200 vintage images that fill the pages.

Philibert-Ortega hopes her book “will serve as a catalyst to better understanding our history and respecting those who came before us.”

Highlights of Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra:
· Features information on little known cemeteries in Inyo and Mono Counties
· Includes information on the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, which almost destroyed the town of Lone Pine
· Describes the history of cemeteries in Bishop, Bridgeport and Big Pine
· Shows gravestones and gives information about the meaning of the Victorian imagery on them

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com."

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