Carpinteria: Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, (1975). Illustrated.
Octavo, original brown cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dust jacket (spine lightly faded). Fine.
"We lived in a tent down on Lillie Avenue when I arrived in 1890 at the age of sixteen", May reminisced. "Santa Barbarans were piling fun at our village, calling it "Spookville" because it started out as a spiritualist colony. We children used to pound pipes in a field and ignite the natural gas that came out the top. I sometimes wonder if the first night baseball game in history wasn't played by torchlight on our Lillie Avenue sandlot diamond .." - from the dust jacket.