Banquet Piece, Pieter Claez

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Map of the Redwoods in 1881

I've been looking for this map for a long time. What was the original range of the East Bay Redwoods? I wondered if they were ever south of Castro Valley, but it looks like they were not.

Mission San Jose supposedly was built using redwood logs. How did they get down here???

Read more here.

Check out Grandfather Tree near Merritt.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Mission Peak, 1904

Mission Peak, 1904

In the History of  Washington Township (1904), the Womens' Club of Washington Township wrote about Mission Peak.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Fabulous Mesembryanthemum Hedge of PPIE

Scott Street Entrance,
mesembryanthemum hedge.
San Francisco Public Library

Our generation thinks that we created the green wall. However, 100 years ago, the "mesembryanthemum hedge" at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition was twenty feet high and 1150 feet long and far surpasses any current day green wall I've ever seen or heard about.