Northeast of Sacramento, on a remote part of the former McClellan Air Force Base, there’s a massive warehouse that holds a treasure trove of artifacts from early California — items ranging from historic railroad ledgers to enormous Gold Rush-era freight wagons. California State Parks curators Ross McGuire and Nancy Jenner, as well as State Parks […]
In San Francisco, we have a lot of streets with no-nonsense names, like Pine, 3rd Street and Broadway. But what about Geary? Divisadero? Castro? Do you know what they’re named for? There’s a map for that. A new interactive map from Noah Veltman, a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at the BBC, gives the history behind the names of San […]
Through a unique history crowdsourcing project called “Year of the Bay,” the California Historical Society is hoping the public will help uncover the story behind many historical pictures of the San Francisco Bay.
Far before fans cheered on the Giants and the A’s, the Pacifics and the Oaklands ruled Bay Area baseball. Delve into the history of baseball in the Bay Area with the Pacific Coast League, the Nisei League and the World Series earthquake. What are your favorite moments in Bay Area baseball lore? Tell us. A […]