Leland Fetzer, the son of a part-time mine owner, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent thirty years as a San Diego State University professor specializing in Russian. Retired from teaching, Dr. Fetzer built a home in Julian's North Peak, a subject he explored in his collection of essays, A Year in the Cuyamacas. His book, A Good Camp, explores San Diego's Gold Rush in detail; another of his local history titles is San Diego County Place Names, A to Z. Dr. Fetzer is a popular speaker who lives with his wife in San Diego and Julian.
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An informal and engaging history of San Diego’s own Gold Rush. A Good Camp takes readers through the history of this unique mining region, whose quartz veins once yielded millions …
From the earliest peoples of the county to the later settlers, each wave of immigration has left its mark on San Diego County in place names. From Spanish land grants, …$ 14.95 Add to cart
An informal and engaging history of San Diego’s own mountain district, from the late 1700s and the founding of the first permanent settlements in the Cuyamacas, up to the 2003 …$ 19.95 Add to cart