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Books

The four books below are available as an online purchase using PayPal, or purchased at the museum.

Rio Vista by Philip Pezagglia
is part of an Images of America series published in 2005 by Arcadia.  Using images from museum archives and private collections, Pezagglia tells the town’s story from its origins to the present.  The author is Curator and Board Member of the Rio Vista Museum and Board Member of the Sacramento River Delta Historical Society.
$24.00 plus shipping an handling

 

Towns of the Sacramento River Delta by Philip Pezagglia
is part of an Images of America series published in 2013 by Arcadia.  Using images from museum archives and private collections, Pezagglia recounts the lives of 13 river towns from their beginnings to present times.  The author is Curator and Board Member of the Rio Vista Museum and Board Member of the Sacramento River Delta Historical Society.
$24.00 plus shipping an handling

Starvation Days,  A Prisoner of War Diary by George B. Nelson
 was published in 1996 by The Rio Vista Museum Association.  Nelson was a 21-year-old Marine when he was taken prisoner on the island of Corregidor by the Japanese in 1942.  He spent two years in prison camps in the Philippines and worked as a prisoner in a Japanese copper mine.  This book is his diary presented as originally written while he was held captive with additional recollections, maps and timelines.
$16.00 plus shipping an handling

The Homicidal Handyman book cover The Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park by Tony Ray Harvey
describes the life of convicted murderer,  Morris Solomon, Jr.  Soloman was born in Georgia and spent his teen years in Isleton.  He attended Rio Vista High School, graduating in 1961.  One of the Rio Vista Museum board members, Harvey Felt, a retired teacher at R. V. H. S., remembers Solomon as a quiet, skinny kid who participated in track and field, played in several different bands and worked part-time at the school.  This book is now on sale at the museum.
$25.00 plus shipping an handling

Other Books Available at the museum

Other Items Available at the museum

Gawking Guide for Geezers Calendars (photographs from local artists)
Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems – Volume I (1986)
By Lloyd Schmidt
Coffee Mugs and Plastic Cup (with Rio Vista Museum logo)
Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems – Volume II (1987)
By Lloyd Schmidt
Hot Rods of Rio Vista (DVD)
Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems (1991)
By Lloyd Schmidt
Lucky Horseshoe
Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems (1998)
By Lloyd Schmidt
Movies filmed locally (DVDs – titles vary on availability)
The Best of Schmitty’s Short Stories (1999)
By Lloyd Schmidt
Postcards (photos from Rio Vista’s past)
King & Queen of the River (1995)
By Stan Garvey
T-Shirts – White & Colored (with Rio Vista Museum logo)
The Tule Breakers
The Story of the California Dredge
(1983 )
By John Thompson & Edward Dutra
Walking Tour pamphlet – Rio Vista, California (compiled by the Rio Vista Museum)
This is Your Life Story  
Humphrey the Whale