Nob Hill

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 […]

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The Adventure Continues… Confusion Hill

If this week’s Memory Monday post happened to inspire you for a trip north along California’s Highway 101 to the redwoods of Mendocino County, you might want to watch for Confusion Hill, located about halfway between Leggett and Piercy. Some parts of this classic roadside attraction are fairly hokey, but it’s also full of unique and beautiful sights, along with […]

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We meet again!

Early last October I made a day trip to San Francisco, via Amtrak train and Muni buses, to explore Fort Point and to seek out the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway. I wound up walking 10 miles that day, and I came home with 82 pictures on my camera’s memory card. All was well — until I lost every […]

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