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A collection of papers and reports on environmental history, history, the fur trade, changes to the environment caused by human activity, coastal lagoons, and some of the more notable Bainbridges in the family.


Environmental history, fur trade, native American resource management, anthropogenic degradation, resource management, Lucille Bainbridge, Kenneth Bainbridge, William “Bill” Bainbridge, Francis Bainbridge, Bainbridge paper, landslides, kelp, beaver, floods, Sorrento Valley, Alameda Creek, moonlighting, coastal lagoons, horseshoes, Peter Skeen Ogden, human ecosystems, fire management, Torrey Pines.

History Related

Bainbridge, D. A.. 2021. Tenacity: Remarkable People of the Fur War. Rio Redondo Press.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2020. Fur War: The Political, Economic, Cultural and Ecological Impacts of the Western Fur Trade 1765–1840. Rio Redondo Press.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2022. The Bainbridge Brothers — greatest of the great generation. Heroes of World War 2. Round River Journal. Winter.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2022. Sunlighting - not Moonlighting. Round River Journal. Fall. 1 page.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2022. Bringing beaver back to Alameda Creek. Round River Journal. Summer. 4 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2021. How horseshoes helped win the Civil War. American Farrier.


Bainbridge, D. A. 2020. Landslides of Torrey Pines. Round River Journal. Spring.Bainbridge, D. A. 202. The problem of shifting baselines. Restoration Note.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2019. The Great Sorrento Valley Flood — not a question of if but when. Round River Journal. Winter. 8 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2019. Keepers of the Pines. Round River Journal. Summer.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2019. Restoration of the West Coast kelps. Restoration Note v4n1. 8 p. Bainbridge, D. A. 2018. Beaver restoration in the Southwest. Restoration Note. v3n2. 7 p

Bainbridge, D. A. 2018. Fire management by the First Nations of the SW. Restoration Note. v3n1 4 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2018. Beaver economics. Round River Journal. Spring. 10 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2018. Peter Skeen Ogden- Master of the Inland fur trade. Round River Journal. Spring. 5 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2014. The intermittent fever. Round River Journal. Fall. 12 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 2010. Francis H. Bainbridge. Structurae. 

Bainbridge, D. A. 2007. How historians can assist environmental restoration projects. American Society for Environmental History News. 2007:3, Fall. 1 p. (also online)

Bainbridge, D. A. 1999. An historic bilge pump. Classic Boat. #134. p. 82.

Lovich, J. and D. A. Bainbridge 1999. Anthropogenic degradation of the Southern California desert ecosystem and prospects for natural recovery and restoration. Environmental Management. 24(3):309-326.

Bainbridge, D. A., R. Hofmeister and S. MacDonald. 1993. Roots and Revival: Straw Bale Conference Working Papers, Arthur, NE. 14 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 1985. The rise of agriculture: a new perspective. AMBIO. 14(3):148-151.

Bainbridge, D. A. 1972. Man and the city: the human ecosystem. Bainbridge, Behrens, and Moore, Inc., Davis, CA.

Bainbridge, D. A. and team 1970. The Coastal Lagoons of San Diego County. County of San Diego Environmental Task Force, San Diego, CA. 193 p.

Lucille D. Bainbridge - Artist of the West (1924-2007)

Lucille Duffy was born in Middletown, Connecticut in 1924. Her father gave her a set of oil paints and a portable easel when she was eighteen, and her interest in art steadily increased. Her first oil painting was of an old apple tree in the back yard of her home. Her skills developed rapidly and she exhibited her work in Schenectady, NY and Madison, CT. She moved to California in 1948 and saw the western landscapes she came to love for the first time. In 1954 she moved to Colorado and was able to devote more time to her art with her children in school. She took many trips into the mountains to do pastel sketches of the scenery, old mines and mining towns. She exhibited and sold her work in Denver, Alamosa and Golden.


In 1960 she moved to Winthrop, Washington where she began to sell more pastel sketches and oil paintings. She began doing her finely detailed oil paintings on gesso coated masonite here. Some of her first exceptional paintings were done during this period, including the Methow Valley and Liberty Bell Mountain. One of her favorite fans traded paintings for flights over the North Cascades in his small plane. He would have to buzz the airfield to chase the deer and cattle off.


She moved to Sacramento in 1963 and began painting several hours a day. She exhibited and had regular sales at galleries in the area. In 1967 a move to Corvallis, Oregon in 1967 led to new subjects for her paintings, from the coast to the mountains. Her best ocean paintings are from this period. Her work was displayed and sold at the Corvallis Arts Center where her work was celebrated at the Center’s 50th anniversary in 2012.


In 1973 she moved to a small ranch in Cortez, Colorado with a view of Sleeping Ute Mountain to the west, Mesa Verde to the south, and the La Plata range to the northeast. The high and low mountains, Anasazi ruins, ranches and canyon lands provided inspiration. She exhibited and sold her paintings in Cortez. In July 1979 her work was featured in Southwest Art. In 1988, she experienced a health setback and could no longer tolerate turpentine fumes. Her paintings are held in many collections throughout the west. Titles of 200+ paintings are known but are cherished and rarely reported in sales.


R.W. and D.A. Bainbridge. 2008. Lucille D. Bainbridge: Artist of the American West. J&B Publications. 82 pages. From Amazon.

Lucille D Bainbridge - artwork

Bainbridge, R. W. and D. A. Bainbridge. 2008. Lucille Bainbridge: Artist of the American West. J&B Publications/LuLu on-demand, Greenville, SC. 76 p.

Bainbridge, D. A. 1979. A touch of earth – Lucille D. Bainbridge. Southwest Art. July pp. 62-65.

The Bainbridge Family

The Bainbridge families have a remarkable number of inventors, patents, engineers and scientists. My GGGF (1821-1889) came to America and started a stave factory in New Orleans but moved north to become an iron and steel company accountant/CFO (1821-1889). My GGF was a Deering Company salesman, my GF was a civil engineer, instructor at RPI and Annapolis, and then worked in the patents dept. at General Electric. My father was metallurgical engineer, inventor for GE, Aerojet General, and taught at Oregon State and the Colorado School of Mines. My uncle was an electrical engineer for GE, often working in Asia. One GG uncle was a steel chemist, engineer, and blast furnace and steel company superintendent, another worked with the Troy Steel and Iron Company and later was a machinist in the Watervliet Arsenal before becoming a furniture dealer and volunteer fireman.

Here are a few notables as well as one of my mother’s relatives:

Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge - Game Changer. Physicist, inventor (1904-1996)

William “Bill”  Bainbridge, Jr. - civil and combat engineer (1902-1969)

Bainbridge, D. A. 2021. The Bainbridge Paper Companies.
Round River Journal. Winter.

Francis H. Bainbridge -  civil engineer, inventor (1863-1912)

John McCarthy Irish patriot (1867-1916) 

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Francis H. Bainbridge

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W. Deering & Co.

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Kenneth T. Bainbridge

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