It Happened in Southern California

Remarkable Events That Shaped History

Book Description

A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the bottom half of The Golden State, It Happened in Southern California describes everything from the efforts of the first Spanish colonialists to the reintroduction of endangered condors.

About Sullivan, Noelle

Noelle Sullivan is a historian and storyteller who lives in West Yellowstone, Montana. She has published two small books of history, It Happened in Southern California (Falcon/Globe Pequot, 1996) and M-e Ecci Aashi Awadi: The Knife River Indian Villages (Theodore Roosevelt Nature & History Association, 1996). Her essays and stories have been featured in The New Montana Story and Writing Montana: Literature Under the Big Sky, among other places. She writes for the blog Montana Gael,, and is at work on a biography of an early Irish visitor to Yellowstone Park, the Earl of Dunraven. She has a master's degree in the history of the American West from the University of New Mexico, and specializes in Irish-American studies. She is mother to three lovely Irish dancers.