Sally B. Woodbridge: San Francisco in Maps and Views

If you want to know more about San Francisco’s history, you will GREATLY enjoy this new book: San Francisco in Maps and Views by Sally B. Woodbridge, with an introduction by David Rumsey. There’s an interesting section about Leland Stanford’s efforts to change the 1880s Market Street railroad system to cable, thus encouraging travel out of town to the Peninsula. Stanford University opened its doors in 1891, with David Starr Jordan appointed the first president. Jordan, who had a special interest in marine biology,  was an early visitor to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, where invertebrates thrived and fascinated beach-goers.