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Preserving California’s Treasures, Second Edition

The California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) was created to tell the many stories that collectively comprise California’s diverse history. The CCHE achieves this goal by providing resources to non-profit organizations and local governments who then work to preserve and protect the many historical and cultural resources that serve as physical reminders of California’s past.

The Second Edition of Preserving California’s Treasures showcases these planning and construction projects which CCHE funded and which each tell a part of the multi-faceted story of the development of our state.

This publication is a collaboration between the CCHE and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. The Center was created in 1982 and works to increase understanding and awareness about California through conferences, research, and education programs. Both entities share common ground in their devotion to a state where many varied threads make up a colorful tapestry worthy of preservation and consideration.

This Second Edition includes information about each of the projects CCHE funded, maps of the 12 touristic regions of California, funding details, CCHE Grantee contact information, and essays on California history and why studying history in a state as diverse as California is important. The publication is written and edited by Mimi Morris and Francelle Phillips with contributions from other writers.

A partial pdf may be viewed by following this link. Limited quantities of the 8 x 10 glossy, 190-page paperback book are available for sale from selected CCHE grantees or online from CSUS by following this link.