Carl Kowall has the notable distinction of being one of the first eight residents of El Dorado Hills, and one of the men who helped create what is today one of the Sacramento Region’s most thriving communities — one that almost never came to be.
In his new book, “The Story of El Dorado Hills,” Kowall guides readers through the vision of Allan Lindsey, Carl’s boss, mentor and friend, who first saw an opportunity to build a “modern community" on 10,000 acres of rolling, grassy hills just east of Sacramento.
Today., El Dorado Hills is home to 46,000 people, with its own fire department, police, community services district, schools and entertainment venues.
The book is available in hard copy or as an e-book in all usual online places (here are direct links to the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play). It can also be picked up at the California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills, as well as the El Dorado Historical Museum in Placerville.