"...This book is amazing!..."


Here's what reviewers and readers have said about our books, Monterey County Place Names and Santa Cruz County Place Names:



". . . stupendous and enjoyable and a must gift . . ."

 Bruce Bratton, Santa Cruz News

"Thorough interviews and meticulous research with old maps and newspapers, Clark has collected a mass of information that clears up mysteries and tells intriguing stories. . . ."

Chris Vaughan, Santa Cruz Sentinel


"Clark's book is likely to remain the definitive work on place names in Santa Cruz County . . . hailed by local librarians and by professionals in the literature of place names throughout the country."  

Richard M. Harnett, United Press International


"A book of outstanding research and astonishing readabilty . . . major contribution to the study of geographical names . . . simply a great study."  

Kelsie Harder, Editor, Names


"This book is amazing. It is completely thorough, and contains information on any place in Monterey County that you can think of, or find on a map. It's hard to imagine that this book is the work of just one man."  
A reader-posted review on Amazon.Com

"I use Don Clark's two landmark place names books each and every day. They are bracketed by a dictionary and thesaurus on one side and the telephone book on the other. Their pages are careworn, dog-eared and tattered, but Don Clark's wisdom shines as brightly as the day they were minted."

 Sandy Lydon

 History Dude emeritus, Cabrillo College
author of Chinese Gold, the Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region