Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]
This is one of those episodes that I was absolutely sure I had already shared; and I was reminded of it when I caught a glimpse of the tower in the first few minutes of the Road Trip episode I shared last week. I love checking out towers, although I’ve never visited this one. It’s yet another nearly forgotten roadside […]
A few details from a trip to Sacramento Bar, on the American River in Fair Oaks.