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Luther Burbank home, creek trail and park in Santa Rosa, Ca.
Jonal entry 1188 | June 15 2011
Posted from Willows, Ca. -
Luther Burbank, for whom the city adjacent
to Hollywood, California, is named as well as a district in San Jose
and probably others, has been called the Thomas Edison of plant husbandry.
The fact that some of the people I mentioned visiting his home and
gardens in Santa Rosa last Saturday evening didn't recognize the name
makes me wonder if they're still teaching heroes of science in the
schools. As C.S. Lewis exclaimed through one of his fictional alter
egos, Digory Kirke, what are they teaching them in the schools these
Burbank and Peanuts creator Charles Shultz
are Santa Rosa's most famous son former residents. I walked around
the Burbank grounds, given to the city by his widow on her death,
and for a couple of blocks along a paved trail alongside a creek that
emerges from underground across the street there, and then through
the Julliard Park, during the final hours of daylight on a warm summery
night June 11. I have tried to find the name of the creek but none
of my maps had it, though apparently it is not the Russian River,
as I proposed on the video soundtrack. That apparently crosses Santa
Rosa a bit father north than this point, but this surely must be one
of that river's tributaries..
Useful work phrases: I'm not being rude. You're
Thought for today
The future is something which everyone reaches
at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he
C.S. Lewis (1898
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