About the Author, Betty S. Veronico:
Author Betty S. Veronico has had a long-standing interest in local history. She grew up in Redwood City, Calif., and graduated from Sequoia High School before going on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Professionally, Betty works in the commercial property management field, holds a California real estate license, and several property management certifications. Pursuing her interest in local history, she has explored many previously unknown historical sites up and down the San Francisco peninsula. In 2006, she turned to sharing her knowledge of local history by collaborating with Arcadia Publishing.
In 2007, Betty, with her husband Nicholas A. Veronico, an award-winning aviation and military historian and author, collaborated on a photographic history of their hometown. The book, titled Images of America: San Carlos, was released by Arcadia Publishing, a company specializing in local history books. San Carlos takes readers from the Spanish discovery of the San Francisco Bay Area, through the incorporation of the town in 1925, to today. San Carlos was home to a large military dog training center during World War II, and is considered the birthplace of today's Silicon Valley; San Carlos was home to Varian, Ampex, Dalmo-Victor, Eimac, and others. The book contains more than 200 photos of the town, its businesses, architecture, and people throughout its history.
Due in bookstores August 25, 2008, is Betty's second title, Images of America: Lighthouses of the Bay Area, also from Arcadia Publishing. This book is a visual tour of the lighthouses around the San Francisco Bay, reviews lighthouse technology, why they were needed and how they worked, as well as a record of the lights lost to history. Drawing upon archival material and private collections, this new book profiles the 19 light stations from Point Reyes to the north and Point Montara to the south, then travels from the Farallons through the Golden Gate and into the Bay. In addition, the book features a profile of the lightship San Francisco that was stationed outside the Golden Gate, and the lightship Relief that aided mariners up and down the jagged western coast of the United States. Lighthouses of the Bay Area, chronicles an important part of northern California's unique maritime history.
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