Frank Baumgardner

Selected Works:1.article-"Oil and Spirits Mixed-in a Town Called Summerland-Heaven to Many," Historical journal, "Calfornia HISTORIAN, A Publication of the CONFERENCE of California Historical Societies," December, 1993

Non-fiction, founding settlements on the north Mendocino coast. Probable publication date: Oct. 30, 2010
Surviving in one the the West's most inhospitable regions

CALIFORNIA'S FIRST GREAT CARTOGRAPHER. HIS CITY MAPS INCLUDED SAN FRANCISCO SONOMA, BENICIA AND STOCKTON. 1, "Blood Will Tell Divvying Up Early California from Colonel Juan Bautista DeAnza to Jasper O'Farrell" BIOGRAPHY OF O'FARRELL, 2. 'KILLING FOR LA

Yanks in the Redwoods, Carving Out a Life in Northern California, 1820-1880

The interactions of trappers, soldiers, sailers, Indians, Chinese, Kanakas,
Yankees, Southerners, Blacks, Portuguese, Scandinavians, Germans, Irish, Scotsmen, and Englishmen as they founded the north Mendocino Coast's foremost early towns of Mendocino City and Ft. Bragg.
This account uses unpublished diaries by John Work (1833), George Gibbs (1852), Etta Stevens Pullen (1864-1890), Lucy Young, (about her survival of the 1862-5, northern California's genocidal period, 1934) to sketch a unique picture of early life in the Northwest. The work includes two wagon train accounts (1843 and 1853) that debunk Hollywood's evil Indian myth.