The Rancho Mirage Matchbook Company

The Rancho Mirage Matchbook Company is a quirky history book based on matchbooks and matchboxes from Rancho Mirage, California. They are not quite obsolete but they are becoming a piece of history; slowly going the way of wind-up clocks, paper books, hand-written letters, and even person-to-person conversations (that are being replaced by cell phones, e-books, e-mail, and texting). The author located matchbooks from 120 businesses in the city of Rancho Mirage and provided a little history to create this quirky history of Rancho Mirage! The improved second edition of the Rancho Mirage Matchbook Company includes 34 previously unpublished matchbooks and updates to the existing matchbooks with new information and period advertisements.

Abstract: 

The Rancho Mirage Matchbook Company is a quirky history book based on matchbooks and matchboxes from Rancho Mirage, California. They are not quite obsolete but they are becoming a piece of history; slowly going the way of wind-up clocks, paper books, hand-written letters, and even person-to-person conversations (that are being replaced by cell phones, e-books, e-mail, and texting). The author located matchbooks from 120 businesses in the city of Rancho Mirage and provided a little history to create this quirky history of Rancho Mirage! The improved second edition of the Rancho Mirage Matchbook Company includes 34 previously unpublished matchbooks and updates to the existing matchbooks with new information and period advertisements.

Publication Type: 
Book (Please add book type using field below)
Authors: 
Leo A. Mallette
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Rancho Mirage Matchbook Company
Edition: 
2nd
Pages: 
160
Publisher: 
Self
Date Published: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Place Published: 
Rancho Mirage, California
Publication Language: 
English
ISBN Number: 
978-1945174759
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Associated Awards: 
Interviewed on KESQ Television; June 24, 2016.

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