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Scenic view of Mojave Desert


Welcome to the history site of Richard D. Thompson

My interests cover much of San Bernardino County, especially the Victor Valley area on the Mojave Desert. I have a Master of Arts degree in history from UC Riverside. I am past president of the Mohahve Historical Society, and the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society.

I hope that you enjoy the histories I offer here, or that they may even help you with your research. If you have any questions or comments, just send me an email.

rdthompson@uia.net

If you experience image distortion, try viewing through Netscape.

The histories presented here, due to the transfer to HTML, do not include the footnotes and indexes that appear in the original printed editions. A few illustrations have been added to the web versions that do not appear in the books.


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link button Sagebrush Annie and the Sagebrush Route
A California Route 66 History
link button Elmore and Harriet Corwin and The Corwin Ranch
An Early 20th-Century Apple Valley, California, History,
Including the Origins of the Name "Apple Valley"
link button The Brown Ranch: Predecessor of the Rancho Verde
A 19th-Century Victor Valley History
link button Murray's Ranch: Apple Valley's African-American Dude Ranch
A Mid-1900s Black History of the Mojave Desert
link button Pioneer of the Mojave: The Life and Times of Aaron G. Lane
Early Development of Oro Grande, Bryman and Victorville, California.
Includes Information on Early Pioneers, Mormon Horse Thieves,
Civil War Years, Mining History, Cajon Pass History, and much more.

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MOHAHVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ORAL HISTORIES
A SMALL SELECTION OF THE MANY INTERVIEWS THAT THE
SOCIETY HAS DONE SINCE THE PROJECT'S INCEPTION IN 1970

link button Herald Bertalotti
An Apple Valley, California, History. Includes Information on Newt Bass.
link button Joseph Campbell and Jean De Blasis of the Kemper Campbell
(North Verde) Ranch
Family of authors Celeste De Blasis and Mrs. Kemper Campbell. A
Victorville, California, History
link button Litta Belle Campbell (Author Mrs. Kemper Campbell)
Author of Here I Raise Mine Ebenezer, Whom God Hath Joined
Assunder, Marching Without Banners
, and Words to the Unwise.
link button Leona Thomas Griner
An Apple Valley, California, History. Includes Information on Mrs.
Griner's Family, the Residents and Buildings in the Black Community
of Bell Mountain, and Murray's African-American Dude Ranch.

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Link Button TO RESEARCH AND HISTORY SITES

Link Button Book Publications by Richard D. Thompson


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