Category Archives: Books – Libros

Lost Cabos … The Way It Was

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By Robert E. Jackson with Cynthia Nelson.

Lost Cabos … The Way It Was is a trip through the recent history of the Cabo region from the early days, when Cabo was an out-of-the-way fishing village, to the 21st century, when the few small hotels had become wistful memories among the large resorts, timeshares, nightclubs, and golf courses that have taken their place.

Robert “Baja Bob” Jackson not only witnessed Cabo’s transformation; he was part of it. Lost Cabos chronicles the parallel histories of Cabo and the Suites at Palmilla that Jackson built and turned into one of the world’s premier resorts.

A natural storyteller, Jackson spices his tale with accounts of the many people he met, some of them famous, some of them unknown, all characters in their own right. He shares true tales of fake treasure maps, fishing with douche bags, lamb chops that taste like chicken, and climbing trees to view cock fights.

Lost Cabos is also a first-person narration of history. Jackson shares perceptive observations about the challenges and rewards of conducting business in Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s while he recounts his personal achievements turning the Suites into a unique and memorable resort hideaway.

Most of all, Bob Jackson captures the flavor of a time and place that exist no longer. Cabo has been discovered and changed by the world. Jackson witnessed this as only an insider could witness it. In Lost Cabos, he shares his proud accomplishments while he takes a nostalgic glance back at “the way it was.”

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Antigua California by Harry W. Crosby

Antigua California: Mission and Colony on
the Peninsular Frontier, 1697-1768

51R9F1AVECL._SX362_BO1,204,203,200_by Harry W. Crosby
(University of Arizona Southwest Center Book)
Hardcover – May 1, 1994
The photo on the cover is a watercolor facsimile of the original art,  by  Joanne Haskell Crosby, depicting San Jose del Cabo, based on the original drawings of Padre Ignacio Tirsch.

First published in 1994 and now available again, this Spanish Borderlands classic recounts Jesuit colonization of the Old California, the peninsula now known as Baja California. Jesuit missionaries founded their first settlement in 1697 and unintentionally created a Hispanic society that outlived the missions and their Indian converts. The author brings to light Jesuit missionization and culture, European-Indian contacts, mission and presidio operations, family social life, the unique peninsular economy, and the Jesuit expulsion.

The following are quotes from customer comments on Amazon.com

“For a scholar, the book is eminently useful: full of maps, chronological tables of people and places, explanations of systems and bureaucracies. For the history buff, it is a dream of readability and detail.”

“A chemistry teacher turned archeologist, anthropologist and historical researcher, Crosby’s book is without question a serious scholarly work but reads as easily as a novel. ”

http://www.harrywcrosby.com/bookshelf_antigua.htm

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Baja California Mexico by Road, Airplane and Boat

Paperback – 1970 (1970-71 Edition)
by Cliff Cross (Author)
Publisher: Cliff Cross (1970)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches. 170 pages, 60 maps of roads cities villages, detailed route logs, side trips, history, hunting fishing, 450 pictures points of interest, resorts hotels, trailer space, camping, important travel information. Very artistic and accurate hand drawn maps.

Baja California Mexico, By Road, Airplane and Boat, by Cliff Cross.
Baja California Mexico, By Road, Airplane and Boat, by Cliff Cross.
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Page 158 – San José del Cabo, Baja California México, by Cliff Cross

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Cabo San Lucas – Paperback – August, 1984

cabo-susan-hoffmaster-crow-1984Author:  Susan Hoffmaster Crow
Paperback: 111 pages
Publisher: Graphic Image Pubns; 1st edition (August 1984)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0912457007
ISBN-13: 978-0912457000
Product Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.9 x 0.2 inches
Dedication: My sincere thanks and gratitude for their help in putting this book together to to Luis Bulnes and his lovely family for helping me gather information, historical and present day, about Cabo San Lucas; to my loving husband, Hurb, for all his help and for his wonderful photographs and last, but hardly least to my parents for all their love, help and support. I could not have done it without them.

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“Private homes in the Pedregal offer opportunities to buy or rent a villa with all the comforts of home and an excellent view”. From the book Cabo San Lucas by Susan Hoffmaster Crowe. Photo taken circa 1984 by Hurb W. Crowe. All rights reserved.

 

“For those hardy people able to climb to the top of the Pedregal, camino de cielo (eagle’s nest),  the view is breathtaking”, from the book Cabo San Lucas by Susan Hoffmaster Crowe. Photo taken circa 1984 by  Hurb W. Crowe. All rights reserved.
“For those hardy people able to climb to the top of the Pedregal, camino de cielo (eagle’s nest),
the view is breathtaking”, from the book Cabo San Lucas by Susan Hoffmaster Crowe.
Photo taken circa 1984 by Hurb W. Crowe. All rights reserved.

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