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Join The Californios co-author Ursula Carlson on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the book store.

Before the Gold Rush, Northern California was an isolated cattle frontier — home to the vibrant, Spanish-speaking, non-indigenous people called Californios.

Loss of their large ranches in the wake of the Mexican War pushed them into poverty.

Drawing on firsthand contemporary accounts, the authors chronicle the rise and fall of the Californio men and women.

Come discuss this intriguing historical book with Carlson and others.