In Store Book Signing Colleen Marie Delaney



Chaucer's Books will host university professor and author Colleen M. Delaney for an in-store book talk and signing on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m.




Journey through five thousand years of community and lifeways that shaped Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.



Today, the name Guadalasca is most commonly associated with a mountain biking trail in Point Mugu State Park, but its history goes much deeper. A Mexican land grant awarded in 1836, Rancho Guadalasca lay at the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains along the eastern Oxnard Plain. Santa Barbara resident and grantee Ysabel Yorba, an illiterate widow, successfully managed the ranch for more than 35 years. She is just one of many fascinating people who once lived along this stretch of the Central Coast. Indigenous Chumash, Californio ranchers, Anglo American farmers, Japanese fishermen, and Basque sheepherders all left their marks on the land, along with local institutions like Camarillo State Hospital and CSU Channel Islands.



About the Author

Colleen M. Delaney spent her childhood interested in history, stories and special places as she frequently moved throughout the United States. A professor at CSU Channel Islands, she uses history, oral history, archaeology, and anthropology to tell the stories of the past and present along California’s central coast.
Event date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
3321 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Rancho Guadalasca: Last Ranch of California's Central Coast By Colleen Marie Delaney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467151146
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Published: History Press - May 29th, 2023