Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Woodlake (Images of America) by Marsha Ingrao

Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore New on the Shelves and today the featured author is Marsha Ingrao who is enjoying her retirement from teaching and as History Consultant for the Office of Education for Tulare County in Central California.  Her local history book tells the story of the Western town of Woodlake.  Marsha also provides excellent ‘how to’ posts on blogging for newbies and experienced writers alike.

About the book

Known as the area “within the magic circle,” the Western town of Woodlake, along with its surrounding valley, is rich in both natural resources and hardworking citizens who are proud of their heritage. Most Tulare County towns sprang up along the Southern Pacific Railroad. Woodlake, designed as a tourist town, drew together farming communities, consisting of people too busy raising fruit and cattle to create a town. Starting with Thomas Henry Davis in 1853, settlers established farms and ranches, which attracted Los Angeles millionaire Gilbert Stevenson when he arrived in 1907.

Approved by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on October 3, 1911, the world-class tourist town named Woodlake grew from Stevenson’s imagination into reality. Led by the strong sales personality of its founder, Woodlake grew quickly, yet it remained a Western town, retaining reference points to the early communities that visitors would not find on signs. Visitors to Woodlake today will find Woodlakeans still doing what attracted Gilbert Stevenson: raising cattle and growing citrus within protection of the Sierra Nevada and foothills.

All author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Woodlake High School Foundation.

One of the reviews for the book.

Wonderful book of Woodlake history. It’s a treasure! I bought three so my kids have their own copy. Grandson loves it! It’s heritage!

Buy the book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Woodlake-Images-America-Marsha-Ingrao-ebook/dp/B014GA80N8

About Marsha Ingrao

Marsha is a retired teacher and History Consultant for the Office of Education for Tulare County in Central California.

My first novel, Girls on Fire, a romantic comedy about three women in their early sixties looking for new loves, will come out as soon as my editor sends me back the final edits to make. Three blogs keep me busy the rest of the time I sit at my desk.

In the past year, I have focused more on writing, blogging, and photography for newbies and non-professional bloggers. I write about those topics on this blog, Always Write.

Connect to Marsha

Websites: Blogging tutorials and personal posts: http://marshajustwrites.com/
History: https://tchistorygal.net/

Social Media
FB Page https://www.facebook.com/TCHistoryGal/
Flickr: marsha.ingrao@yahoo.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16043023-marsha
Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarshaIngrao
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marsha_ingrao/
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marsha-ingrao-2459604a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/tchistorygal/
Twitter https://twitter.com/MarshaIngrao
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1C8MnoRW-EdoSp9vAAjdEw

Thank you for dropping by today and please feel free to share.. thanks Sally

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Woodlake (Images of America) by Marsha Ingrao

  1. Pingback: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Woodlake (Images of America) by Marsha Ingrao | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  2. Sally, thank you so much for posting this. If you blog about your small town or other topics about which you are passionate, you just never know what might happen! The internet is an amazing tool, we just never know where our next friend or opportunity is going to step up and shake our hand. Having this post about our little town is AMAZING! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Woodlake (Images of America) by Marsha Ingrao – Marsha Ingrao

I would be delighted to receive your feedback. Thanks Sally

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s