BIBLIOGRAPHY: SANTA ROSA ISLAND

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  • [n.a.] Cowboy Island. Farewell to a Ranching Legacy. California Cattleman 83(4):14, April 2000
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [n.a.] Legacy Lost [Santa Rosa Island] California Farmer 284(6):8, March 2 2001
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Allen, Kerry B. Isla de los Vaqueros: The Ranching History of Santa Rosa Island 1843 - Present Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly 40(2): 1-48. 1995
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Allen, Kerry B. Island of the Cowboys Foreword by Daily, Marla, Santa Cruz Island Foundation Occasional Paper Number 7. Santa Barbara: Santa Cruz Island Foundation, 1996. 200 pages, 65 photographs, 1 map.


  • Anderson, Robert E., Lowell Redwine and Paul McGovney Geology of Northern Santa Rosa Island (abstract) AAPG Bulletin 33 pt. 2(12):2062, 1949
[original in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives] [Santa Rosa Island]


  • Blunt, Simon Frazer “Donations to Museum: Fossil shells from Santa Rosa Island by W. G. Blunt Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 1(5):71, April 21, 1873.


  • Bowers, Stephen. Benson, Arlene The Noontide Sun. The Field Journals of the Reverend Stephen Bowers, Pioneer California Archaeologist, 1997
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[original in SCIF archives; bound volume 13]


  • Carter, George F. Earlier Than You Think. A personal view of man in America. Texas: Texas A & M University Press. (1980). First edition in d.j. Includes discussion of early man on Santa Rosa Island.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Crawford, Nancy. Vail & Vickers and the San Lucas Ranch Keepsake. Santa Barbara Corral of the Westerners. Arnoldi's Cafe September 4, 1997. Printed by Jim Norris, Olive Press. 1 folded page. Nancy Crawford is the adopted daughter of Jack Crawford, a Vicker of Vail & Vickers, Santa Rosa Island. She owns Rancho San Lucas in the Santa Ynez valley.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Davidson, George, presiding Concerning W. G. Blunt and the fossil tooth of Santa Rosa Island Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 4:152, 1868


  • 1998. Dibblee, Thomas Wilson Jr., John J. Woolley and Helmut E. Ehrenspeck. Geologic Map of Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara County, California Santa Cruz Island Foundation Occasional Map #2, 1998
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Ehrlich, Gretel. Cowboy Island. Farewell to a Ranching Legacy Santa Barbara: Media 27, 2000.
First edition in d.j. Signed (most with birthdates) by:

Marla Daily; Edward K. Smith, 3-15-1918; Edward Smith, 1965; Karen [Smith] Healey, 10-30-1966; Pete Healey, 3-10-1961; Nita Vail 8-31-1957; Mary Vail, 3-25-1949; Tim Vail, 5-8-1951; Will Woolley, 5-29-1964; Susan Woolley, 5-27-1959; Margie Woolley 3-17-1959; Diego Cuevas, 1925; Socorro Cuevas, 5-19-1930; Elizabeth Cuevas, 5-5-1996; Lulis Cuevas, 1962; Sergio Marquez 11-12-1958; Brian Andrews 7-28-59; Nancy Crawford-Hall, 9-2-1948.

[original in SCIF archives]


  • Ehrlich, Gretel. Cowboy Island. Farewell to a Ranching Legacy Santa Barbara: Media 27, 2000.
First edition in presentation box, Copy #1/150. Signed by:

Gretel Ehrlich; Marla Daily; Bill Dewey; Edward K. Smith; Angie Smith; Edward Smith; Karen [Smith] Healey; Pete Healey; Russ Vail; Mary Vail Boland; Nita Vail; Will Woolley; Margie Woolley Russ Collins [captain of Vaquero II]

[original in SCIF archives]


  • Ehrlich, Gretel. Cowboy Island'. Farewell to a Ranching Legacy Santa Barbara: Media 27, 2000.
First edition in presentation box, Copy #2/150. Signed by:

Gretel Ehrlich; Marla Daily; Nita Vail; Bill Dewey

[original in SCIF archives]


  • [Empire Ranch]. Corkill, G. W. and Sharon E. Hunt. EMPIRE RANCH. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, (2012). Images of America series. Wraps.
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  • [FLETCHER, Ed]. Memoirs of Ed Fletcher San Diego: Pioneer Printers, (1952). First edition. Copy #1964 of a privately printed limited edition. Fletcher was a friend of Walter L. Vail, and his memoirs contain images of Vail, Carol W. Gates, and information about the Vail ranches.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [GEOLOGY]. Mobil. Field Trip to Santa Rosa Island Saturday, October 19, 1968. A.A.P.G.—S.E.P.M. Stapled wraps with maps and geological information,
"Al Vail has most generously granted permission to land for our lunch stop on the south side of Santa Rosa Island. Particular thanks are due the Western Offshore Drilling Company, Tidewater Marine, and General Marine Transport Company for donating the services of the crew boats used on this field trip."
[original in SCIF archives]


Heizer, Robert F. California's Oldest Historical Relic?' Berkeley: Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology, 1972. FIrst edition, wraps. 73 pp. (grave marker?, Santa Rosa Island)

[original in SCIF archives]


  • JONES, John Coffin. Gast, Ross H. Contentious Consul: A Biography of John Coffin Jones. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1976.
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  • Kew, William S. W. Geologic Sketch of Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara County, California Geological Society of America Bulletin 38(4):645-654, 1927
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[original in SCIF archives]


  • Kirst, Lynn P. Santa Rosa Island. Part One: The Earliest Inhabitants Montecito Journal 5(2):92-95, Winter Spring, 2012/13


  • Kirst, Lynn P. Santa Rosa Island. Part Two: The Modern Era Montecito Journal 6(2):102-109, Winter Spring, 2013/14


  • Lister, Adrian and Paul Bahn. Mammoths. USA: MacMillan, (1994). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Moody, Graham Geology of Santa Rosa Island (abstract) Proceedings of the Geological Society of America 338-339, 1935
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[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Third Santa Rosa Island Expedition Museum Talk. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 24:4 (109-113)
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  • Orr, Phil Ancient Population Centers of Santa Rosa Island in California American Antiquity 16(3):221-226 January 1951
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil. Report on Santa Rosa Island. Sixth Santa Rosa Island Expedition
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  • Orr, Phil C. Radiocarbon Dates from Santa Rosa Island I. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Bulletin No. 2 (1-10), Dept. of Anthropology, 1956. Rocq #13721.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Radiocarbon Mammoths and Man on Santa Rosa Island Geological Society of America Bulletin 67:1777, part 2. 1956
[original in SCIF archives]


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper, Number 6, 1956, pages 1-26 with drawings, plates, and photographs
Beginning in the field season of 1947, and continuing for 21 years, Orr conducted archaeological, paleontological and geological field work on Santa Rosa Island. This extensive field work had its beginning before the war when Orr, piloted by Miss Bessie Owen, made a preliminary aerial survey of Santa Rosa Island for the purpose of determining the extent of the fossil elephant beds. After the war, the September 1947 Museum Leaflet reported Phil Orr's work on Santa Rosa Island was being carried on under a grant from the Vail & Vickers Company made possible through the personal interest of Mr. Ed Vail. Air transportation was provided by David Gray and George Hammond in their private planes. By the end of his first season, Orr had provided the Museum with many fossil elephant bones, encased and transported in plaster and burlap, from which a composite skeleton was eventually assembled.
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  • Orr, Phil C. & Wallace S. Broecker Sea-level Changes on Santa Rosa Island, California Geological Society of America Bulletin 68:1840, part 2, 1957
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Late Pleistocene Marine Terraces on Santa Rosa Island, California Geological Society of America Bulletin 71:1113-1120, 1960
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[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Radiocarbon Dates from Santa Rosa Island II. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Bulletin No. 3 (1-10), Dept. of Anthropology, 1960
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[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Arlington Springs Man in Science 135:3499 (219), 1962
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  • Orr, Phil C. The Arlington Springs Site, Santa Rosa Island, California in American Antiquity 27:3 (417-419), 1962
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  • Orr, Phil C. Observations on a Canalino Rebural on Santa Rosa Island, Calif. Observations No. 7, Western Speleological Institute, 1962
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  • Orr, Phil C. Geochronology of Santa Rosa Island, California Proceedings of the Symposium on the Biology of the California Islands, Ralph Philbrick, editor, 1967 pp. 317-326
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Prehistory of Santa Rosa Island Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1968. First edition. Red cloth.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Orr, Phil C. Prehistory of Santa Rosa Island Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1968. First edition. Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [PARSONS, George Whitwell]. Bailey, Lynn R. A Tenderfoot in Tombstone. The Private Journal of George Whitwell Parsons: The Turbulent Years: 1880-82 Tucson, Arizona: Westernlore Press, 1996. First edition in d.j. Much information on J. V. Vickers (Vail & Vickers).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Reynolds, William C. Island of the Cowboys [Santa Rosa Island] Cowboys and Indians 10(1):52, 2002
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Stearns, Robert Concerning W. G. Blunt and the fossil tooth of Santa Rosa Island. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 1(5):152 September 1, 1873. “Mr. Stearns [Robert Edwards Carter Stearns (1827-1909)] called attention to the fossil tooth of a species of elephant from Santa Rosa Island presented some time ago by Mr. W. G. [sic] Blunt, as it proved that the island was formerly a portion of the mainland. He had been informed by Mr. Blunt that the tooth had been found in situ, and near it was embedded the tusk of an elephant, the latter so far decomposed that it crumbled in the attempt to get it out.”


  • Stock, Chester & E. L. Furlong Pleistocene Elephant on Santa Rosa Island, California (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin 40(1):175, 1929
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Storke, C. A. The English Storkes in America Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara News Press Publishing, 1936. First edition.
[original in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives]


  • Weigand, Peter W., ed. Contributions to the Geology of the Northern Channel Islands, Southern California. Annual Meeting Pacific Section AAPG. Ventura, California April 29-May 1, 1998. Bakersfield: Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1998. First edition, wraps.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M. D. Daily]