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2 book bundle: Rosie’s & Robles del Rio


Book 1: Rosie and His Cracker Barrel

60 pages (8.5 x 11 format)

In 1962 Marilyn Sanders (1932-2018) and her husband Jim settled in Carmel Valley where they raised their family and were both very active in community affairs. Having had a long penchant for history, she wrote her history of Rosie’s Cracker Barrel in the 1990s and it became a best seller on the Peninsula. It mostly was based on the many oral histories that she collected from individuals closely connected with Rosie or his now famous Cracker Barrel which is now on the County’s Registry of Historical Landmarks.

Her original manuscript has recently been remastered and republished by the Carmel Valley Historical Society.

Book 2: A History of Carmel Valley’s Robles del Rio Subdivision

43 pages (8.5 x 11 format), 80+ photos

From its beginnings in the late 1920s, this history tells the story of the Robles del Rio Subdivision through to the present. It covers the layout, the original sales office, the Robles del Rio Water Co., the famous Robles del Rio Lodge and Ridge Restaurant, the Lodge fire, and Rosie’s Cracker Barrel. Its story is told using many rare photos, adding a dramatic visual aspect to its history.

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