Lake County Collection
Books in the Lake County Collection are about Lake County. The collection features both non-fiction about the geography, ecology, people and history of Lake County as well as fiction set in Lake County. Contact the main branch of the Lake County Library in Lakeport for more information.
By Marcia Bishop Sanderson & Maureen Garcia Carpenter
Arcadia. 2005. 128 pages.
Clear Lake, the oldest lake in North America, remains at the heart of life in Lake County for millennia.
By Erving Feltman
The Depot. 1993. 118 pages.
This is a story about the many interesting places that developed in Lake County’s early days. Some of those communities still exist, others have disappeared over time.
By Lyman L. Palmer
Slocum, Bowen & Co. 1881. 32 pages.
A full and particular record of the early history and settlement of Lake County, plus biographical sketches of early settlers.
By Gene Paleno
Pal Publishing. 2016. 452 pages.
Millions of years of area history, from the formation of Clear Lake to the present in 100+ stories.
By Gaye Allen
Meadowlark. 2018. 135 pages.
Exploring the spectacular natural beauty, volcanic vineyard landscapes and world class wines of Lake County, with history and geography of the area.
By Donna Hoberg
Arcadia. 2007. 127 pages.
Beginning in the 1860s, Lake County’s resorts equipped with recreational facilities, dance floors, live music, bountiful food, hunting, fishing and children’s entertainment drew visitors in droves.
By Genevieve Magoon
Self-published. 1976. 92 pages.
The land now known as Guenoc Ranch near Middletown has been home to Indians, Spanish, Mexican and Gold Rush immigrants, and more.
By Helen Rocca Goss
Historical Society of Southern California. 1958. 158 pages.
The story of the Great Western Mine, one of California’s most important early quicksilver mines.
By Wellington Baird Anton
Self-published. 1987. 146 pages.
A chronicle of insignificant happenings enjoyed by the young members of Lakeport’s Anton family prior to, during and immediately following “The Great Depression.”
By Kathleen Scavone
Bradford Creek Publishers.1999. 118 pages.
A walking history, prehistory, flora, and fauna tour of a California state park where human history goes back at least 10,000 years.
By Ruth Lewis & Cora Benson
Santa Rosa Press Democrat. 1949. 86 pages.
Covers Lake County’s geographic and human history from the formation of Clear Lake, through native history to the pioneers and the early 20th century.
By Lake County Department of Agriculture. 1988. 26 pages.
Summaries of production & value for pears, wine grapes & walnuts, 1919-1987.
By Peter J. Richerson
University of California, Davis. 1994.
Clean Lakes diagnostic/feasibility study for Clear Lake, California.
By David Luce
Yuba Community College. 1977. 122 Pages.
District Attorney Luce issued these articles and memoranda in connection with specific problems concerning water rights and Clear Lake.
By Henry Mauldin
Anderson Printing. 1968. 80 pages.
Mt. Konocti, a long-quiet volcano, sits on the shores of Clear Lake, possibly the oldest lake in North America.
By Dana Eker
Self-published. 2007. 121 pages.
Take a road trip & follow Lake County as it migrated from the ocean floor, collided with the San Andreas Fault, and the Mendocino Triple Junction produced the magma that became Mt. Konocti.
By K. C. Patrick
Arcadia. 2008. 127 pages.
The Native Americans of Lake County and their ancestors lived for more than 12,000 years in this temperate Eden of abundance.
By California State University
Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology. 2015 28 minutes.
With a history spanning 14,000 years, Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is the home of the Koi people who were the first humans to colonize the area and who are still there to this day.
By Suzanne Abel-Vidor
Heyday Books. 1996. 128 pages.
Pomo Indian basketry ranks as a world-class art, and no more interesting collection exists than that created by Elsie Allen and her mother, Annie Burke.
By Robert F. Heizer
University of California. 1973.
Native & white perspectives on the massacre of native americans in retaliation for the killings of Kelsey & Stone.
Lake County in Fiction
By Patty Diener
Self-published. 2019. 248 pages.
Gabriel Hart and Sarah McKinney try to mend their broken hearts while assisting those who lost virtually everything in the Valley Fire.
By Kit Decanti
KitDee Productions. 300 pages.
Thrilling romantic suspense stories set on Cobb Mountain.
By Kathi Goldmark
Chronicle Books. 2002 320 pages.
Sarah Jean Pixlie catapults from struggling back-up singer to blazing star on the country music scene, with forays into Lake County.
By Phyllis Whetstone Taper
Conservation Press. 2004. 208 pages.
The promise of the harvest and the hopes of Kelsey Creek’s women and men come up against the tragic events of summer, 1927.