New Almaden Book Signing, July 12, 2006

Mike Boulland and Art Boudreault's wrote a book on New Almaden. The book includes pictures of New Almaden from the 19th and 20th centuries. There was a book signing held at the Casa Grande in New Almaden on 7/12/06. Mike and Art were dressed as historical figures Robert Bulmore and James Randol, respectively. They signed copies of their book and gave an in-character presentation on the history of New Almaden. Here are pictures from the book signing. Click on the thumbnails below to see a larger picture (1365X1024). Right-click on the images to save them. Hit your browser's "back" button to return.

Books are available at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, 21350  Almaden Road, New Almaden, CA.
The book is published by Arcadia Publishing as part of the Images of America Series and can be ordered from them.
The book is also available at Barnes and Noble and
See the Almaden Times article on the book.
See the Almaden Resident article on the book.

The next book presentation and signing will be at the Almaden Community Center 6455 Camden Avenue, San Jose, on Jul 27, 2006 at 12:30 pm, in conjunction with the Almaden Community Center Senior Lunch Program.

From the Mercury News:


New book showcases images and history of New Almaden

After spending much of their adult lives uncovering and recording the faces and names from New Almaden's past, history enthusiasts Mike Boulland and Art Boudreault have turned their work into a book, ``New Almaden.'' The authors will be available to sign copies at the New Almaden Mining Museum and the Almaden Community Center this month.

Book signings are scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Almaden Mining Museum and July 27 [corrected, original article had July 26]  from noon to 1 p.m. at the Almaden Library and Community Center.

The Images of America series, by Arcadia Publishing, showcases photos and images from various communities, such as New Almaden, to illustrate the events and people who made historic contributions to the area.

While many of the photos for New Almaden came from the New Almaden Mining Museum archives, members of the community contributed as well.

When creating the book, the authors organized the chapters as a walking tour through New Almaden, starting with Almaden Road, then around Bertram Road.

Boudreault, an Almaden resident and volunteer at the museum, said readers can carry the book with them as they walk through the small neighborhood.

While the book also touches on the mining operations in the hills of what is now Quicksilver County Park, the authors wanted to show readers the community life that existed in the mining town.

``We made sure there were a lot of people in the pictures, and we found out who those people were,'' Boudreault said.

With the large number of photos, Boulland and Boudreault were able to select many high-quality images with vivid descriptions.

``We made sure we used as much room as they allowed for the captions,'' Boudreault said. ``If we couldn't say much about the picture, we didn't put it in.''

-- Silicon Valley Community Newspapers

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Photographs and webpage by Ronald Horii, 7/13/06