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Chico History: 1905-1971 Featuring the Bartlett Drug Company by Kathleen F. Gabriel
Downtown Chico, California, drug store undergoes decades of community-wide changes.

About the Author

Kathleen F. Gabriel was born and raised in Chico, California. She attended Chico State College earning a B.A., master’s degree, and teaching credentials. Her career began at Paradise High School as a social science and public speaking teacher, then a resource specialist for students with learning disabilities. She returned to her alma mater, Chico High, teaching ten years there before going to the University of Kansas to earn her doctorate degree in education. Dr. Gabriel created and directed a program for at-risk student-athletes at KU and again at the University of Arizona. Later, she became a faculty development specialist for U of A. 

Upon first returning to northern California, she was a director at College of Siskiyous in Weed for students with disabilities before moving back to Chico. She is currently an associate professor at California State University, Chico, where she has received two teaching awards. She has authored books and articles on teaching and serving underrepresented students including two best sellers—Teaching Unprepared Students, Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in High Education, and Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap. 
Dr. Gabriel always held a passion for history, especially local history. She wrote and presented an ethnohistory of Chico pioneer James L. Keefer. Chico History: 1905–1971 Featuring the Bartlett Drug Co. is her second publication on Chico history and focuses on the twentieth century, a small pharmacy business, and the growth and development of downtown Chico. 

Dr. Gabriel and her husband “Gabe” live in Chico. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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