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North Bay

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268807
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0024
North Bay

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The North Bay area is a land of contrasts. Gray fog swirls over its high mountain tops and down steep slopes forested with giant redwoods; highways wind through its flatlands past sleepy towns that doze in the sun; quiet creeks drain its valleys and clear streams rush down its dark canyons to Bay and ocean. Paved highways have replaced dusty roads; tiny vineyards of early winemakers have expanded to cover whole slopes and wide flatlands; orchards and gardens and modern chicken hatcheries spread over the valley floors. The Russian River, the sandy beaches and sheltered coves are popular vacation spots, and the mountain slopes are terraced in rows of modern homes inhabited by men and women who work in San Francisco. The rugged Pacific shore and the Bay's indentations are favored by fishermen, and yachtsmen sail their craft around the headlands and between the islands.

Keywords: North Bay; redwood; flatlands; valleys; canyons; Russian River; San Francisco; Pacific; headlands

Chapter.  15491 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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