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Celebrating the History of Encinitas ENCINITAS: Our History and People is a significant new, illustrated “coffee table” history book commissioned by the Encinitas Historical Society to celebrate the city’s past as it looks toward a bright future.


ENCINITAS: Our History and People will be a compilation of stories by the local community spearheaded by second-generation locals Carolyn Roy Cope and Jim Filanc.
THE NARRATIVE It wasn't the wild, wild west. It was spiritual. This area of Southern California has that distinctive feeling. Just ask the people who ranched, farmed, surfed, skated or swam here. Ask the “mom and pop” businesses that stuck with it and made it happen; what kept them here and why they came in the first place. There are people stories, growth stories and changes that may have been too fast for most. Cottonwood Creek is the main reason Encinitas was formed—water. The steam locomotives needed the water as much as the early settlers did. The water and the weather drew people to this area. Enjoy some amazing before and after pictures of some of the favorite places in and around the five districts: Olivenhain, New Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and where it all began, Historic Downtown Coast Highway 101. Read how these diverse areas developed into present-day Encinitas. Encinitas doubled in population when, in 1883, the eleven member Hammond Family arrived by train. They immigrated from England with their sights originally on Australia. When they arrived they stayed. Edward G. Hammond became one of the most prolific builders in town. He built the one-room schoolhouse with help from his 17 year old son,Ted, in 1883. The members, docents and board of directors of the Encinitas Historical Society are proud stewards of this schoolhouse, the oldest building in the City of Encinitas.
This photo journal reminds us of the historic and
              diverse cloth that created the present; it’s a colorful
              tapestry that we’re all a part of today. Looking back is a
              soul-nourishing pleasure, and importantly it provides the
              insight we need when we face forward. As we walk the path
              to the future together, I have no doubt that Encinitas
              will continue its dynamic evolution, inspired by the
              footsteps of those who came before us. Catherine Smith
              Blakespear Mayor, City of Encinitas


Ledge Media (d/b/a HPN Books ) is a well-established "B2B" custom media & publishing house founded over 40 years ago and based in San Antonio, TX, with sales-reps and project-managers across the U.S. The company specializes in historical heritage & legacy book-publishing and serves Chambers of Commerce, Historical Societies, Trade Associations, Museums, Foundations, Tourism & Convention Bureaus, Corporations, City and State agencies, and Colleges & Universities, throughout the U.S. Ledge Media offers turnkey custom publishing solutions to its institutional and corporate clients. Its products include "glossy" coffee-table books to celebrate historical heritage or legacy, or to commemorate anniversaries & milestones for communities, cities, colleges & universities, and corporations, as well as customized media products such as annual-reports and brochures to promote economic development & investment. Visit our websites at: and

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We, at HPN Books, have worked with hundreds of satisfied clients, to bring quality coffee table books to their communities and organizations. The following are some unscripted comments. (Click on the books covers below to view the online e-book)
We have been so excited to see the Davis County On the Move book! When we received the shipment we couldn’t have been more pleased. The photography is stunning, which complements the writing and history. You and the contributors have created a masterpiece! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put forth to complete this. We are proud and excited to share your talents. The Davis County (UT) Commission: Commissioner P. Bret Milburn, Commissioner James E. Smith, Commissioner Randy B Elliott. As I look back on 2015, one of the highlights for our community, the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and myself, a 5th Generation Stocktonian, was the release of the HPN Stockton’s Golden Era which was very well received by all and in fact the book exceeded everyone’s expectaions. Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr., CEO, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.



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Our goal is to provide 1000 books for the non-profits
              and small businesses affected financially by the pandemic.
              This thermometer will guage our progess as this program
              moves forward. Feel free to check back at any time to
              watch us as we reach our goal to help out our friends in
              the community. BOOK DONATION DRIVE HOW’S OUR PROGRESS?

COVID-19 Pandemic Hardships

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we lost the anticipated county grant to distribute books throughout the community. Help us donate copies of ENCINITAS: Our History And People to these Organizations seeking to preserve and share the history of Encinitas:






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Another value added feature available to profile purchasers is a customized version of ENCINITAS: Our History and People . This customized book will feature the full text of the history section including all photos and text, but will feature only your profile at the conclusion of the book. This will make a great gift for your employees or can serve as a marketing tool to send out to your clients, vendors or other organizations. Like the Profile Brochures, these books can also be used as tool for your sales force. Ask your sales representative for pricing and more details.
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ENCINITAS: Our History and People Is Important


Never thrown away, unlike traditional print media. Your profile will be read and re-read for decades to come. Books, with your profile, will be in public and school libraries as well as in waiting rooms of many professionals. Books will be sold through retail bookstores and online at . Available as a FREE on-line e-book. Placed into the hands of top executives and other community leaders. Can be a tribute to a founder. A legacy for future generations. Participation dramatically shows your active role in community leadership. Helps to promote economic and cultural development. A “soft marketing” piece that can be used as a gift for employees, customers, investors, and others. Supports Encinitas’ history with a portion of the proceeds going toward the Encinitas Historical Society.

More than 100,000 people will see and read ENCINITAS: OUR HISTORY AND PEOPLE.

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The publisher will not stock or warehouse these books for reorders, so please order the needed quantity now. By ordering your books now, at pre-publication prices, you can save 10% to 50% off the bookstore retail price of $79.95. ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER PUBLICATION WILL BE BILLED AT FULL RETAIL PRICE.
Any donation of 100 more books to this worthy cause receives a FREE illustrated 500-word 2-page feature in this publication which also may be donated to your favorite organization. Use this space to promote the organization or share your family history. Act NOW! Here are some of the organizations which could benefit from your generosity:
Your feature reprinted separately from the book in beautiful brochures or to share your beautifully printed family history.
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