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Wiley Joiner



Wiley Joiner is a former military man. After a ten-year naval career, he relocated from Miami, Florida to California in 1962, and  became hooked on California history. In 1964, he reenlisted in the Army and found himself recruited into the Green Beret Special Forces, serving in a number of overseas locations.

Mr. Jernigan and Mr. Joiner have been friends since little tykes in the first grade and the collaboration on Black Bart, The Search is Over was a natural thing, though Mr. Jernigan was the initial researcher. Wiley joined forces with his friend Bob in the year 2000, and they have enjoyed the comradery they shared for the completion of it. Wiley has since released Black Bart's Resting Place. In this book he explains in more detail the sources for the conclusions in the first book.

Wiley has authored four other books, Oakdale, California , California’s Golden Glory Days, Cattle, Cards, Barbed Wire & Gold, and Conneccted History, LaGrange, Knights Ferry, Oakdale and Riverbank published by Shalako Press.

Wiley resides in Oakdale, California with his wife Glory Ann. They have two sons, Mark and Jeffery, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


All  but one of Wiley's books are also available as e-books. Click on the books to check them out.




Coming soon from Wiley Joiner---

Wiley Joiner has been hooked on California history since 1962, and several of his books are the result of more than 30 years of research.

Wiley takes us through the early development of Central California, beginning with Padre Junipero Serra’s establishment of the missions, and follows the footsteps of the earliest settlers in their encounters with the indigenous tribes. From there we are carried along through the tumultuous gold rush period beginning with the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848.

This book is a factual, detailed and documented account of four settlements in what is now Stanislaus County. Anyone interested in studying the history of this part of California will benefit from Mr. Joiner’s efforts in this regard, and also the efforts of his research assistant, Gary Thompson.