Saturday, January 19, 2013
photo of the week: a bit of history
Last Sunday I joined the inaugural Oakland Wiki history edit-a-thon. It was the perfect chance to follow up on some research I'd done on "Borax" Smith for an Oakland Urban Paths walk on Saturday. We started with an explanation from librarian Martha Bergmann about the resources available in the Oakland History Room, including the map room. It's an amazing bit of local history that's been preserved in the Oakland Public Library.