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History Walk Update #3 - Exercise Edition


Dear Walkers,

I told you that I would be emphasizing "walking" before the walk so that you can enjoy the experience even more.  Ray Johnson, one of the organizers this year, has written an article specific to our walk.  He is an experienced walker and his advice is good.  He and his wife, Cecilia have gone on Jeff's "25 Mile Walks" for 8 years.  He knows what he is talking about, so read, enjoy and take his advice. Read more

2015 20 Mile Historical Walk - Update #2

_MG_3474Sean Bressie | Sonoma County Historical Society

The 11th Annual Sonoma County 20 Mile Historical Walk in San Francisco commemorating the anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Expo is June 6, 2015


So far we have a total of 23 official walkers for June 6th. Please spread the word to family, friends, coworkers and whoever else you can think of who might enjoy walking with us.

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2015 History Walk Update #1

It's that time again. You can enroll for the Eleventh Annual 20-25 Mile Historic Walk through San Francisco on June 6, 2015, by going to the Sonoma County Historical Society's website link: Read more

2015 History Walk Celebrates The 100 year PPIE Anniversary

The Sonoma County Historical Society is sponsoring its 11th 20-25 mile historical walk and its 6th through San Francisco Saturday, June 6, 2015 for history and physical fitness buffs.  The purpose of the walk is threefold: to increase health through walking, to learn about San Francisco’s unique history, and to promote Sonoma County. This year we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Pan-Pacific International Exposition

Download the Enrollment form               View the interactive Route Map


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The 2013 Twenty-five mile walk is coming June 1st

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SCHS walk 2013 enrollment form

The Sonoma County Historical Society is sponsoring its Ninth Annual 20-25 mile historical walk through San Francisco Saturday, June 1, 2013 for history and physical fitness buffs. It will be led by experienced group walker, Jeff Tobes.  The last San Francisco walk in 2011 had 68 strong and wonderful walkers, even though it rained for part of the walk. The purpose of the walk is threefold: to increase health through walking, to learn about San Francisco’s unique history, and to promote Sonoma County. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, healthy snacks, support vehicle, bus, hourly stretches, and interesting people and sights will be provided. The support vehicle will meet us every hour where we will stretch, get resupplied and shed or put on clothing. Driven by bus to the Marin County side of the Golden Gate, Bridge, tentatively the route will be crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, walk through the Presidio, (Breakfast) to the Cliff House at the Pacific Ocean, along the beach, through Golden Gate Park (lunch) to Randall Museum, to Mission Dolores, to Union Square, to Chinatown, to Fisherman’s Wharf to the Ferry Building for dinner. The exact route will be determined by the advance team in the upcoming months, and posted on our website. Rest assured the route will be safe and fairly flat most of the way. If you need best preparation for such events go to Sweat Equity Fitness.  

SCHS walk 2013 enrollment form

25 mile walk - San Francisco

Sutro Library Re-opens in San Francisco

Dear Researchers and Friends of the Sutro Library, I am so very pleased to announce that we will be opening the Sutro Library on Wednesday, August 1st. Our hours will be Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM. All of us here at the Sutro are truly grateful for the patience you have shown during the move to our new location here at San Francisco State University. As I have mentioned to most of you, the wait will not have been in vain as the new facilities are top notch, with an abundance of windows and natural lighting. Also, I would like you all to know that our interlibrary loan services are now operational and if you would like to obtain any of our circulating resources you can now do so through your local library. In addition to this, for those of you driving your vehicle here, I have provided you with a link below to SFSU's Parking & Transportation website. If you have any further questions about parking or anything else, please call 415-469-6100 or email us at Lastly, we would all like to personally thank each and every one of you for interest in, support of, and loyalty to, the Sutro Library. We look forward to seeing you all. Best regards, Diana Kohnke Librarian California State Library - Sutro Library J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 610 1630 Holloway Drive San Francisco, CA 94132-4030 415-469-6103