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East Bay Hills: A Brief History

East Bay Hills: A Brief History

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Publication Date: October 30th, 2017
Publisher:
History Press
ISBN:
9781467137256
Pages:
256
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Description

Like the mist rising from San Francisco Bay encircles the towering redwoods, the little-known legends of the East Bay Hills enrich a glorious history. Follow the trails of Saclan and Jalquin-Yrgin people over the hills and through the valleys. Ride with the mounted rangers through the Flood of '62. Break into a sealed railroad tunnel with a pack of junior high school boys. Learn how university professors, civil servants and wealthy businessmen planned for years to create a chain of parks twenty miles along the hilltops. Author Amelia Sue Marshall explores the heritage of these storied parklands with the naturalists who continue to preserve them and the old-timers who remember wilder days.

About the Author

Amelia Sue Marshall is a writer who lives with her family on Peralta Creek in Oakland. She developed a passionate interest in the history of the East Bay redwoods while riding her mare there as a trail safety patrol volunteer for the East Bay Regional Park District. Her previous careers as a journalist, space science engineer, planetarium lecturer and real estate broker have been cast aside in favor of writing about local history. She is a board member of the Metropolitan Horsemen's Association and the Oakland Heritage Alliance.