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San Francisco in the 1930sThe WPA Guide to the City by the Bay$
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Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268807

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268807.001.0001

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North Bay

North Bay

(p.435) North Bay
San Francisco in the 1930s

David Kipen

University of California Press

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

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