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Pacific Coast, San Francisco: Pacific Coast, 1889, 1 vol. (“Notes: Constitutes the Pacific Coast for May, 1889.”) (from California State Library search) (Includes information on Tehama County.)

The Page Mill Road Basalt Quarry, by Joseph Fairchild Poland, Stanford University, Department of Geology, Dissertation/Student Report, Stanford University, 1939.

Palace of Fine Arts and Lagoon, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915, by Bernard Maybeck, San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1915.

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition in the Beautiful Golden Gate Country, Opening February 20th and Closing December 4th, 1915; setting forth the world's progress in art, music, poetry, religion, philosophy, science, history, education, agriculture, mineralogy, mechanism, commerce, and transportation, Panama-Pacific Internation Exposition Company, San Francisco: R. A. Reid, 1914, 48 pp. (from MELVYL search)

Parker Dam Area, California-Arizona - Special Topographic Map, U.S. Geological Survey, 1949. (Scale, 1:62,500.)

Past and Present of Alameda County, California, Joseph E. Baker, editor, Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914, 2 vol. (from California State Library search)

Peak, Pine, and Plateau: or, A New California is Calling, by G. Yoell Parkshurst, California?: Western Pacific Railway, 19?, 36 pp. (One of the subjects is Plumas County, California.) (from California State Library search)

Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World, or, Santa Clara County, California: containing a history of the county of Santa Clara from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future, with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day, edited by Horace S. Foote, Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1888, 672 pp. (from California State Library search)

Peninsula Portrait: An Illustrated History of San Mateo County, by Mitchell P. Postel, picture research by Sandi Tatman, Partners in Progress by Katherine C. Fellock, Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1988, 160 pp. (“Notes: ‘Produced in cooperation with the San Mateo County Historical Association.’”) (from California State Library search)

People of Sacramento Archives: The History of Sacramento's Diverse Ethnic Groups, Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center and Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento: Sacramento County Office of Education, 1999, one computer optical disc, 4 ¾ in. (See the California Library entry for a more detailed description of contents.) (from California State Library search)

“Permanente Doubles Capacity,” by O. Jack, Rock Products, vol. 51, no. 8, 1948, pp. 116-118.

Personal Name Index: History of Merced County, California, with illustrations, descriptions of its factories, hotels, business houses, schools, churches, and mines from original drawings by artists of the highest ability with biographical sketches of prominent citizens, by J. Carlyle Parker, Elliot & Moore, Publishers, Turlock, Calif.: Library, California State College, Stanislaus, 1974, 14 leaves. (from California State Library search)

Personal Name Index: Memorial And Biographical History of the Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa, California. Illustrated. Containing a history of this important section of the Pacific Coast from the earliest period...and biographical mention of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of today, edited by J. Carlyle Parker, Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1973. (from California State Library search)

Petaluma Marble Works...Thompson & Meek, proprietors Petaluma, California, in Thompson & West. Historical Atlas Map of Sonoma County, California, Oakland, Cala.: Thompson & West, 1877, pp. 78. (“Note Eight eillustrations showing buildings, carriages, human figures, etc.; Petaluma Marble Works illus. shows 4 monuments Scanned raster image of original: 1 print: lithograph; image and text 41 x 31 cm. Original in the David Rumsey Collection; scanned by Cartogrphy Associates.”) (from MELVYL search)

"Petaluma Region," by F. A. Johnson, California Division of Mines Bulletin 118, 1943, pp. 622-627.

Petersen Quarry, by Don Meacham, Petaluma, 1936. (Petaluma, California)

"Petrographic and Mineralogic Characteristics of Aggregates," by R. Rhoades and R. C. Mielenz, Symposium on mineral aggregates, Am. Soc. Testing Materials Special Tech. Pub. 83, pp. 39-47, 1948.

Petrology and Depositional History of Limestones in the Franciscan Formation of California, University of California, Santa Cruz, Academic dissertations, 1973. (from MELVYL search)

Petrology and Mineralogy of Metamorphic and Intrusive Rocks, Northwest Part of the Bass Lake 15' quadrangle, Madera and Mariposa Counties, California, Thesis (Ph.D.), Department of Geology, Stanford University, 1966. (from MELVYL search)

Petrography and Paleoecology of the Sierra Blanca Limestone, by Charles Jerome Johnson, 1968, 51 leaves. (“Note Thesis (M.Sc.) University of California, Riverside, 1968.”) (from MELVYL search)

The Petrology, Structure, and Geologic History of the Catalina Schist Terrain, Southern California, by John Paul Platt, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976, 111 pp. (“Series University of California publications in geological sciences; v. 112. Note...ISBN 0520095251.”) (from MELVYL search)

Physical Properties of Mine Rock, by B. E. Blair, Part III, U.S. Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 5130, 1955.

Physical Properties of Mine Rock, by B. E. Blair, Part IV, U.S. Bur. Mines. Rept. Inv. 5244, 1956.

A Pictorial History of Belvedere, 1890-1990: A California Island Town, edited by Beverly Wright Bastian and Barbara Britton Gnoss, Belvedere-Tiburon, Marin County, Calif.: Landmarks Society, 1990, 220 pp. (from California State Library search)

A Pictorial History of Ventura County, California, by Arnold Murphy, Oxnard, Calif.: printed by M & N, 1979, 252 pp. (from California State Library search)

Picturesque San Diego: With Historical and Descriptive Notes, by Douglas M. Gunn, Chicago: Knight & Leonard Co., 1887, 98 pp. (from California State Library search)

Pioneer Collections of Solano County: With Biographical Indexes from the Mother Lode Counties: A Genealogical/Historical Research Aid, compiled by Mary Higham, M. Higham, 1980, 140 pp. (from California State Library search)

Pioneer Days in California: Historical and Personal Sketches, by John Carr, Eureka, Calif. : Time Publishing Co., 1891, 452 pp. (from California State Library search)

Pioneer Days in California: Historical and Personal Sketches, by John Carr, Fresno, Calif.: Mid-Cal Publishers, 1971, 452 pp. (“Author came West in 1850 during Gold Rush; describes life in California between 1850 and 1890...Originally published: Eureka, Calif.: Time Publishing, 1891.”) (from California State Library search)

Pioneer Days in Kern County, by Arthur S. Crites, Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1951, 279 pp. (from California State Library search)

Pioneer Records of Trinity County, California: A Century of Facts, 1850-1950, by Patricia Johnsen Hicks, Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1998, 302 pp. (from California State Library search)

Pioneers of El Dorado, by Dharles E. Upton, Placerville, Calif.: C. E. Upton, 1906, 201 pp. (from California State Library search)

Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium, 1542-1992, compiled by Dennis W. Turner, featuring photographs from the Peter E. Palmquist collection, Orangevale, Calif.: Dennis W. Turner, 1993, 280 pp (from California State Library search)

Place Names of Marin: Where Did They Come From?, by Louise Teather, San Francisco, Calif.: Scottwall Associates, 1986, 96 pp. (from California State Library search)

Place Names of San Mateo County, by Alan K. Brown, San Mateo, Calif.: San Mateo County Historical Association, 1975, 118 pp. (from California State Library search)

Place Names of Shasta County, by Gertrude A. Steger, Redding, Calif.: Redding Printing Company, 1945. (from California State Library search)

Placer County, by J.B. Hobson, California?: State Mining Bureau, 1890?, 26 pp. (from California State Library search)

Placer County, An Illustrated History, by Chuck Myer, Carlsbad, Calif.: Heritage Media Corp., 2002, 120 pp. (from California State Library search)

Placer County Business and Official Directory..., Auburn, Placer Weekly Argus, 1875, 136 pp. (from California State Library search)

Placer County, California. Its Resources and Advantages. Placer's fruit is the best, its mines the richest, its transportation facilities the most convenient, its scenery the grandest, and its climate the healthiest and most delightful of any portion of California, Placer County Immigration Society, Auburn? Calif.?: 1886?, 38 pp. (from California State Library search)

The Placer County Courthouse: A Brief History of the County Government Center from 1850 to the Present, compiled by The Committee for the Preservation of Auburn Regional History of The Placer County Historical Society, Auburn, Calif.: Placer County Historical Society, 1994, 22 pp. (from California State Library search)

Placer County Directories (1861-1875), Sunnyvale, CA: Bay Microfilm, 1994. (from California State Library search)

Placer County Directory of 1861, Auburn, Calif.: Placer County Historical Society, 1989, 208 pp. (“Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Directory of the County of Placer, for the year 1861, compiled by R.J. Steele, james P. Bull, and F. I. Houston, San Francisco: R. J. Steele, J. P. Bull, F. I. Houston, 1861 (Charles F. Robbins)”) (from California State Library search)

Placer County's Own Mining Story: A Historical Dictionary of Prominent Towns, camps, sites and other locations associated with the county's rich mining history, by Leonard M. Davis, Roseville, Calif.: privately published by Leonard M. Davis, `996, 209 pp. (from California State Library search)

Placer County, Showing Boundaries of National Forests (Map), California State Mining Bureau (available in 1920).

Placerville, California, Folio - U. S. Geological Survey Folio #3, by Waldemar Lindgren and H.W. Turner, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Geological Survey, 1894, 3 pp., 4 maps. (See also Folio reprints 3, 5, and 11.) (from California State Library search)

“The Plutonic and Metamorphic Rocks of the Ben Lomond Mountain Area, Santa Cruz County, California,” Gerhard W. Leo, in Short Contributions to California Geology, Special Report 91, California Division of Mines and Geology, 1967, 60 pp. (from California State Library search)

Pointers to the Past: A Guide to the Historic Resources of San Mateo County, by the Historic Preservation Section of San Carlos Branch of the American Association of University Women, San Carlos, CA: The Association, 1989, 36 pp. (from California State Library search)

"Points of Interest Involved in the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906," by G. Davidson, Am. Philos. Soc. Proe., vol. 45, 1906, 1978-182.

Polk-Husted Directory Company's Fresno and Coalinga City and Fresno County directory(1910-1925), Sacramento, Calif.: Polk-Husted Directory Co., 16 vols. (from California State Library search)

Polk-Husted Directory Company's San Rafael, San Anselmo, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Marin County Directory, 1911-12, Oakland, CA: Polk-Husted Directory Co., 1911. (from California State Library search)

Polk-Husted Directory Company's Vallejo, Fairfield and Suisun Directory, Oakland, Calif.: R. L. Polk & Co. (from California State Library search)

Polk's Directory of San Jose City and Santa Clara County, San Francisco, Calif.: R. L. Polk & Co. (“Former title: Polk-Husted Directory Co.’s San Jose City and Santa Clara County Directory 1907/08-1913/14, 1917-1925; Polk Husted Directory Co.’s San Jose and Santa Clara city directory 1915-1916; Plk’s San Jose (California) city directory; Notes: Publishers: 1907/08-1925, Polk-Husted Directory Co. - 1926 - R. L. Polk $ Co. Notes: Preceded by San Jose city directory, including Santa Clara County, published by F. M. Husted.”) (from California State Library search)

Polk's Fresno (California) City Directory, Including Fresno County (1929-1950), San Francisco, Calif.: R. L. Polk, 22 vols. (from California State Library search)

Polk's Marysville and Yuba City (California) City Directory Including Sutter and Yuba Counties, San Francisco, Calif.: R. L. Polk & Co. (from California State Library search)

Polk's Merced-Atwater (Merced County, Calif.) City Directory, Monterey Park, Calif.: R. L. Polk & Co. (from California State Library search)

Polk's Oakland (California) City Directory, Including Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont, Oakland, Calif.,: R. L. Polk & Co., of California. (from California State Library search)

Polk's San Jose City Directory Including Santa Clara County: Containing an alphabetical directory of business concerns and private citizens..., San Francisco, Calif.: R. L. Polk & Co., 1938. (from California State Library search)

"The Portland Cement Industry of California," by G. P. Grimsley, Engineering and Mineral Journal, Vol. 72, No. 3, 1901, pp. 71-72.

The Portland Cement Industry in California,” by O. E. Bowen and C. H. Gray, Jr., California Division of Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1-7; vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1-11, 1962.

Pre-Cretaceous Sedimentation and Metamorphism in the Winchester Area, Northern Peninsular Ranges, California, by Henry P. Schwarcz, Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America, 1969, 63 pp. (“Series Title: Geological Society of America. Special paper 100”) (from California State Library search)

Preliminary Geologic Map Emphasizing Bedrock Formations in Alameda County, California: A Digital Database, compiled by R.W. Graymer, D.L. Jones, and E.E. Brabb, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA: U.S. Geological Survey, 1996, 14 pp. (from California State Library search)

Preliminary Geologic Map of Santa Cruz County, California, compiled by Earl E. Brabb, Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.?: U. S. Geological Survey, 1987. (Map) (from California State Library search)

Preliminary Geologic Map of the California-Baja Border Region, Imperial and San Diego Counties, California, (OFR 84-59) 1984, scale 1:250,000 (California Geological Survey)

Preliminary Report No. 6: Review of Mining in California During 1919, California State Mining Bureau.

Preserving the Past for the Future: History of Imperial Valley, Imperial, Calif.?: Imperial Valley Pioneers Historical Society, 1985, 52 leaves. (“a curriculum guide for the fourth grade (adaptable for third and fifty grades)” (from California State Library search)

"The Probable Cause of the San Francisco Earthquake," by F. Leslie Ransome, Nat. Geographic Mag., vol. 17, no. 5, 1906, pp. 280-296.

Productive Second Uses of Mined Land Conference, September 18-21, 1984, by the California Division of Mines and Geology, Institute for Human Environment, Special Publication 085, 1984.

Profile of a Century: Riverside County, California, 1893-1993, by Robert J. Fitch, Riverside?, Calif.: Riverside County Historical Commission Press, 1993, 300 pp. (from California State Library search)

Profitable Trades Are Plentiful; Good Chance in Granite Work” (Paving Block Cutters) by C. P. M’Donald, San Francisco Call, July 6, 1913, pp. 33.

Progress Edition, 1913. Yuba County, California, Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairying and Mining, Marysville, Marysville Democrat, April 12, 1913, 48 pp. (from California State Library search)

“Properties of Calcium and Magnesium Carbonates and Their Bearing on Some Uses of Carbonate Rocks,” by D. L. Graf and J. E. Lamar, Econ. Geol., 50 th Ann. Vol., 1955, p. 639-713.

Prospectus and Proposition in Brief Relative to the Interior Development Co.; Company's Mineral, Agricultural Lands and Canal System Located in Amador and Sacramento Counties, California, Interior Development Company, San Francisco: 17 pp.

Proceedings of the California Miners' Association for 1903. (California slate, pp. 134.)

Pyramid Peak, California, Folio - U. S. Geological Survey Folio #31, by Waldemar Lindgren, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.: U. S. Geological Survey, 1896, 8 pp., 4 maps.

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