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About us

In 2003, many older history books and maps were getting harder for the public to access. was formed to offer CDs containing scanned images of public-domain publications. We located and scanned hard-to-find books, maps, and images, and put them on CDs as HTML webs, so that you can view them with a web browser.   

Our inventory of scanned books focuses on: 

  • the Sierra Nevada counties, and the events and industries that shaped their early history,

  • the California Gold Rush, and gold mining technology in general,

  • early water and power development,

  • US scenic regions and parks,

  • the "picturesque" travel books of the late nineteenth century,

  • railroad and travel guides for the US and the UK,

  • US local histories and city guides, and

  • Victorian technology.


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Contact: Craig Crouch, 5307 Hawkhaven Court, Rocklin, CA 95765-4825
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