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2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374


January 5, 2004


For release: IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Tawni Norberg, museum store, (909) 307-2669 ext. 228 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.

            Jennifer Reynolds, media specialist, (909) 798-5048







Rob Leicester Wagner will be at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, January 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to meet visitors and sign copies of his new book, "Sleeping Giant."


"Sleeping Giant: An Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire" is a comprehensive account of the Inland Empire marching from its historic past to the future. Profusely illustrated, the volume examines Indians, adobes, citrus and agriculture, pioneers, architecture, commerce, and industry.


"The Museum Store is unusual in the retail world," said Blue Anderson, museum store manager. "All of our merchandise relates directly to museum exhibits and collections, and all of our proceeds go to the support of the county museum. This volume is an excellent example of books that we want to have available at the Museum Store. It is accurate, regional, educational, and entertaining, and it relates directly to ideas and concepts the museum captures in its programs and exhibits. We are very pleased that Mr. Wagner will be joining us on Saturday."


Wagner is a longtime Inland Empire newspaper reporter and editor. He began his career in 1974 working for newspapers in the Pasadena area before moving to Riverside in 1980 to write for the Corona Daily Independent. He joined the then-Ontario Daily Report in 1983, worked briefly with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and then returned to Ontario to cover the court beat for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The award-winning reporter rose through the ranks to become the paper's managing editor. In 2001 he joined the Record of Stockton, California, as a features editor.


"Visitors who do not have time to visit the museum galleries but want to shop at the Museum Store or meet our visiting author should ask for a shopping pass at the museum's front desk when they arrive," said Anderson. "But of course we encourage everyone to take the time to see the museum exhibit halls while they are here." "Sleeping Giant" is for sale at the Museum Store for $29.95 plus tax; there is a $2 shipping and handling fee for mail orders.


The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior) and $4 (child aged 5-12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.




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