Tag: history

  • Visit to the Historic Sutro Baths

    Visit to the Historic Sutro Baths

    We recently visited Sutro Baths in San Francisco. This remarkable site, now in ruins, holds a fascinating past. The Sutro Baths, built in the late 19th century by Adolph Sutro, a former mayor of San Francisco, were once the world’s largest indoor swimming pool establishment. Designed with grandeur, the baths featured seven different pools with…

  • Rodeo Beach and Battery Townsley

    Rodeo Beach and Battery Townsley

    Rodeo Beach, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is a picturesque spot known for its colorful pebble-strewn shore and popularity with surfers. Battery Townsley, a mere half-mile hike up from Rodeo Beach, stands as a historical sentinel atop the rugged coastal cliffs. This WWII-era fortification was once the pinnacle of coastal defense technology,…

  • A Visit to Manzanar, the WW2 Japanese Internment Site

    A Visit to Manzanar, the WW2 Japanese Internment Site

    If you find yourself in Inyo County, California, a visit to Manzanar is a must for its sobering but invaluable lessons on civil liberties and wartime prejudices. The Soul Consoling Tower within the site stands as a poignant reminder of the resilience and dignity of those unjustly interned during WWII.