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 […]
A few details from a trip to Sacramento Bar, on the American River in Fair Oaks.
Northern California coast, 1956 — Up in the extreme northwest corner of California, you’ll find Crescent City, county seat of Del Norte County, home of the popular roadside attraction Trees of Mystery. Known to travelers of Highway 101 as the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Trees of Mystery first opened in 1931. As I wrote in […]