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and its sister weekly newspapers from 1957 to '62 and
became the Journal's third editor in 1962 at age
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more recently, webzines, ever since. His articles have
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Folger Stables at Wunderlich Park, Woodside
Jonal entry 1183 | May 18 2011
After finishing our look around the Woodside
Store as recorded in yesterday's video, we proceeded a couple of miles
to Wunderlich Park, the site of the former Folger Stables. The Folger
Mansion and lands were sold to a family named Wunderlich, who separated
out the stables and the section of the esstate that is now the 942-acre
public park. They continued to reside in the house, which is still
privately owned (whether the large house seen in this video is the
former Folger/Wunderlich mansion I have not ascertained). I must remember
to pan the camera more slowly and get closer for close-ups such as
of the horses.
Today's map is a closer view of "greater Woodside"
than yesterday's map, with the A marker at the location of Woodside
Store. Carl and I also drove through Huddart County Park (top left),
which has some amazing views of the valley below and always stately
redwoods. The entrance to Wunderlich Park is directly off route 84,
the highway linking the Bay on the east to the Pacific on the west.
Some direct descendants of the Folgers who owned the
Woodside estate are still in professional business in San Francisco.
Folger's Coffee was acquired by Proctor & Gamble in 1963 and subsequently
became the top-selling coffee brand in the United States. It subsequently
merged through stock exchanges with J.M. Smucker/s.
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Thought for today
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the
very same story which is written across the whole world in letters
too large for some of us to see.
C.S. Lewis (1898
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