Northern California History Weekends: Fifty-two Adventures in History

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Globe Pequot, 2001 - History - 248 pages
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From haunted houses to battlefields and living history museums, these excursions will provide an up-close look at the places and people who shaped Northern California's colorful history.
  

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Contents

Contents Introduction
1
How to Use This Book
2
Planning Your Trip
3
Festivals in Northern California
4
San Francisco Bay Area
7
Spanning the Gap
8
Visiting the Cable Car Barn
13
The Cantonese Enclave
18
Historic Healdsburg
110
Redwood Country
115
Avenue of the Giants and the Company Town of Scotia
116
The Victorian Village and Its Artists
120
The Lumber Baron Town
124
Saving the Tallest Trees
128
SnastaCascade Region
133
When Lassen Peak Erupted
134

The Legacy Spared
22
The Prison and Hope
27
Free Spirits and Free Speech at the University of California
32
The Literary Favorite Son
37
The Mission and Pueblo
41
An Urge to Build
45
The Tech and Intel Museums
48
Pacific Grove
49
The Future University
53
Billy Ralstons Spirit and Eclectic Historic Gems
57
Shipwrecks and the Portuguese
61
Where in Point Reyes?
68
Fort Ross
72
The Town of Mendocino
76
Fort Bragg to Willits
80
Napa and Sonoma
85
Napa Valleys Historic Wineries
86
Sam Brannans Hot Springs
90
Robert Louis Stevenson in the Napa Valley
94
The Sonoma Town Square
98
Jack Londons Valley of the Moon
102
Luther Burbanks Legacy
106
The Northern Gold Rush and the Enduring Wealth of Water
138
John Sutters Visions
144
Old Sacramento and the Railroad Museum
149
How James Marshall Discovered Gold at Coloma
153
Starting with Columbia the Preserved Gold Rush Town
157
Places and Legends
162
Chaw Se to Auburn
166
The Empire Mine and Malakoff Diggins
171
The Chinese Town of Locke
175
The Sierra
177
A Militiamans Emotions
182
An Historic Hotel and the Big Trees 186
190
Story of California Skiing
195
Natural Beauty and the Struggle for Water
200
Oldest Living Things on Earth
204
The Giant Inland Sequoias of SequoiaKings Canyon National Parks
211
Starting from Carmel
214
The First California Capital
218
Steinbeck and the Monterey Bay Aquarium
222
The Okies of the Grapes of Wrath
231
The Redwoods and Roaring Camp Railroad
239
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Lee Foster is a travel writer who lives in Berkeley, California.

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