Historical Research

We want to help you with your historical research. Below are links to various resources, from documents we’ve made available with information about Rescue and its pioneer families to other historical societies.

History of Rescue
Rescue Pioneer Families
Online Library of Photos, Maps, and Videos

El Dorado County Historical Library
You can also visit the El Dorado County Historical Library near the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville.
See on Google Maps

History of a Place Called Rescue
In 2011, two of our members authored an award-winning book on our history, History of a Place Called Rescue. This 380-page full-color book is packed with hundreds of pictures and maps. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, go to www.deervalleypress.com.

In addition, here are people who know a lot about the history of Rescue and surrounding areas of El Dorado County.

"Carp" Carpenter
Francis “Carp” Carpenter was born and raised in Rescue. He and his family lived in the Kelley Creek Store, and he attended the Tennessee School and El Dorado High School. He is co-author of History of a Place Called Rescue.
(530) 677-2524 or 8300ret@gmail.com

Linda (MacBean) Van Gundy
(916) 392-2326 or lmacbeath@yahoo.com

Rodi Lee
(530) 676-1480 or rodi1918@gmail.com

If you want to be added to the list of contacts, don’t hesitate to contact us at ask@rescuehistorical.com.

Other Historical Societies
El Dorado County Historical Society www.eldoradocountyhistoricalsociety.org
Folsom Historical Society www.folsomhistoricalsociety.org
Clarksville Region Historical Society ww.edhhistory.org

Of Historical Interest: Halley Wing Murder Case
boitano.net/news/el-dorado-county/El Dorado County Cold Case Investigation.txt