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September 24, 2004 > Sunol Wilderness Presents 'Wild West' Lecture Series

Sunol Wilderness Presents 'Wild West' Lecture Series

100 Years of History (1862-1962)

by Patricia Schaffarczyk

The first of the Wild West Lecture Series will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 from 7-8:30 pm at the Old Green Barn Visitor Center. The idea for the series began when Patricia Schaffarczyk was told that someone had some photos of the Geary's, Nell and Rose. When Patricia visited Nadine Fawver, she was surprised to discover that Nadine's mother, Mildred Kell Millard, a cousin to the Maurice Geary family, had the photo albums of Nell and Rose Geary. Mildred saved their photo albums and several photographs when Nell and Rose passed on. Her daughter, Nadine, kept this treasure of photos under her bed for more than seven years. She donated everything to Sunol Regional Wilderness.

The first of the lecture series will focus on the history of the Sunol Park lands from about 1862 to 1962. The Geary family homesteaded and lived on the lands until shortly before it became a park in 1962. The slide show and displays set up for this discussion will include many of the newly discovered photos of the Geary's, Willis Brinker and others who visited and enjoyed the serenity of the special place that is Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness.

Wild West Lecture Series
Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness
Tuesday, October 12
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Old Green Barn Visitor Center
$5 per person (Alameda & Contra Costa County Residents), Others, $7
Pioneer Refreshments will be served.

Wild West Lecture Series
Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness
100 Years of History (1862-1962)
A Place Connecting People Through Time
Indian Joe Wilson (Binoco), Rosedale School and more.
See Lizzie Geary's 1904 notebook, old family photographs, artifacts...
Pioneer refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness, The Old Green Barn
Fee: $5/person ($7 non-residents of Alameda and Contra Cost Counties)
Reservations Required, Call: 925-862-2601 or on the web at
Presented by: Erica Oudeboon-Herron, naturalist
Patricia Schaffarczyk, volunteer

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