Entries by Cathy Berry

Public Domain

Writing my debut novel, Reckoned by the Light of Stars, required untold hours of research, of getting into bed with the past, if you will. Rather than seeing history through the eyes of those who have filtered research through their own lens to hand down an interpretation, then filtering that information even further myself, technology […]

Santa Barbara County – Then and Now

This website includes a copy of the Santa Barbara County Metsker map, created by Charles T. Metsker the Map Man, in 1925. I contacted the Historic Map Works (http://www.historicmapworks.com/About.php), the company that purchased rights to the map collection. They do not have a copy of the Santa Barbara County map, and advised that as long […]