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      THE SOUTH BAY AREA IN HISTORICAL TIMES

      Reconstructing Historical Landscapes in Northern Santa Clara County
      March 13, 2003,7:30 p.m. at Santa Clara University Daly Science Building,
      Room 206

      and:


      Along Early San Mateo County Trails

      March 15, 2003, 2:30 p.m. at the San Mateo County History Museum, 777
      Hamilton St., Redwood
      City

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      Landscape Historian Alan K. Brown Returns to the Bay Area for Two Public
      Talks

      Dr. Alan K. Brown, a pioneering researcher in the study of the historical
      landscapes of the

      San Francisco Bay Area, will present two talks in the Bay Area free to the
      public this March.

      As local interest in the ecological history of the region has grown in
      recent years, Dr.

      Brown's ongoing studies have become a key resource for scientists,
      historians, and archeologists.

      Born and raised in the Bay Area, and now a retired associate professor at
      Ohio

      State University, this is his first return to the region in nine years.

      March 13, 2003

      Reconstructing Historical Landscapes in Northern Santa Clara County

      7:30 p.m. at Santa Clara University Daly Science Building, Room 206

      Long before concrete and asphalt replaced orchards in the Santa Clara
      Valley, and even before

      orchards and towns began to supplant field crops and ranching, great
      alterations had already begun

      in the land's native ecology. Historical sources can give us some idea of
      how human activities accelerated

      natural processes of change and directly affected the land's vegetation,
      stream courses, and

      marshes, ranging from the oak and sycamore forests of the valley's alluvial
      fans down to the vast tidal

      marshlands now being considered for restoration.
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      March 15, 2003

      Along Early San Mateo County Trails

      2:30 p.m. at the San Mateo County History Museum, 777 Hamilton St., Redwood
      City

      In the San Mateo County landscape, the network of trails and roads that
      arose from the pathfinding

      of explorers and the gradual introduction of wheeled traffic was ancestral
      to the present system, and

      provided the stage for most of the area's subsequent history. Descriptions,
      maps, and photographs,

      when critically examined in this light, tend to give new insight into major
      past events, in addition to

      showing the nature of the original countryside and the great changes that
      have overtaken it. Attention

      will be paid to the relation between present-day El Camino Real and the Anza
      expedition route, now

      commemorated by the National Park Service as the 1200-mile Juan Bautista de
      Anza National Historic

      Trail.

      For more information see www.sfei.org or contact meredith_kaplan@...
      (510.817.1438).

      Sponsored by the Santa Clara University Environmental Studies Institute, the
      National

      Park Service Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, San Mateo County
      History

      Museum, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute Historical Ecology Program.



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